Category: Conference

2017 Mazza Weekend Conference Keynotes

2017 Mazza Weekend Conference Keynotes

The fall 2017 Mazza Weekend Conference keynote speakers were an eclectic mix of traditional and non-traditional, fiction and non-fiction, big city and small town.  Their art styles, background, experience and content were quite diverse making for an interesting and stimulating weekend of learning. The conference kicked off on Friday evening with David McPhail, who, has...

November 21, 2017September 25, 2018

Fun Finds at Summer Conference 2017

This year’s summer conference hosted nine outstanding keynote presentations from authors and illustrators hailing from around the country and brought picture book enthusiasts together. While our more than 200 conference attendees from 16 states are no strangers to learning new things, every aspect of the event gave them something new to take in from keynote...

July 26, 2017May 17, 2018
From Pop Culture Archeology to Cakelustration: Mazza Summer Conference To Celebrate Artists and Authors

From Pop Culture Archeology to Cakelustration: Mazza Summer Conference To Celebrate Artists and Authors

A pop culture archeologist, a screenwriter, a graphic novelist and a “cakelustrator,” who uses cake as her medium, are among the creative and talented artists and authors expected to present this July at the Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay. From July 17-19, the Mazza Summer Conference will feature a total of nine keynote...

April 25, 2017September 25, 2018
Wordless Picture Book Author Awarded Mazza Medallion

Wordless Picture Book Author Awarded Mazza Medallion

How can I tell this story? In what interesting way can I present it to the reader? These are the questions author/illustrator David Wiesner, who accepted the Mazza Medallion at the Mazza Winter Conference this November, asks himself as he begins a new project. The 11th recipient of the award presented by the Mazza Museum...

November 22, 2016May 17, 2018
Storytellers Offer Inside Look

Storytellers Offer Inside Look

Mazza Weekend Conference welcomed more than 300 participants to hear from award winning artists from around the world. Artists featured this year included Mazza Medallion Recipient David Wiesner (read more about Wiesner’s acceptance of the award here) as well as Tony Abbott, Sergio Ruzzier, Brian Biggs, Nikki McClure and Dan Santat. Each speaker gave participates...

November 22, 2016May 17, 2018
Writing Strand Participants Learn Tricks of the Trade

Writing Strand Participants Learn Tricks of the Trade

How do you make a manuscript stand out in the slush pile? Can I choose my own illustrator? What are the red flags to avoid in a submission cover letter? At the Mazza Summer Conference aspiring children’s book writers had the opportunity to ask these questions and more of some of the industry’s top editors,...

July 28, 2016May 17, 2018
Keynote Artists Inspire Audience: Highlights from Mazza Summer Conference

Keynote Artists Inspire Audience: Highlights from Mazza Summer Conference

The 265 educators, artists, authors and all-around book lovers from 14 different states who attended the Mazza Museum’s Summer Conference this July heard from 12 authors and illustrators about their work with picture books. Hosted on the campus of the University of Findlay, each of the keynote presenters, including Chris Barton, Rosemary Wells, Barney Saltzberg,...

July 28, 2016May 17, 2018
Max and Ruby Creator Rosemary Wells to Teach at Mazza Summer Conference

Max and Ruby Creator Rosemary Wells to Teach at Mazza Summer Conference

Rosemary Wells, award-winning author and illustrator who created the popular characters Max and Ruby, Noisy Nora and Yoko, will be one of the featured visiting artists at the Mazza Museum’s Summer Conference slated for July 18-22. The grand opening for an exhibition featuring some of Wells’ pieces will be held Sunday, July 17 at 3...

May 24, 2016September 27, 2018
Mazza Museum To Feature 2016 Award Winning Artists

Mazza Museum To Feature 2016 Award Winning Artists

This March, the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum will feature several award winning artists in the Catherine Freed Galleria. When the 2016 Caldecott, Carnegie, Newbery, and Pura Belpre awards were announced this year, Benjamin Sapp, director of the Mazza Museum and his team realized many of the award winners’ artwork is already a part of...

February 22, 2016September 27, 2018
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