Friday November 4, 2016 from 7:15 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
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Amway Grand Plaza, Pantlind Ballroom 
187 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Karen Becknell, MAME Database Manager 
Michigan Association for Media in Education 

MAME Author Breakfast Registration for Non-Members

This year's Friday, Author Breakfast Buffet with Nick and Robbyn van Frankenhuyzen is open to teachers and public librarians who are not MAME members. If you are a MAME member, use the MAME 43 Registration form.

A non-member is any person NOT working in a school library.  If you wok in a public or private school library use the MAME43 Registration form "Think, Create, Share, Grow School Librarians Transforming Learning".


Breakfast Talk
3000 Miles Apart: Making Your Hobby Your Career

 Nick and Robbyn grew up on opposite ends of the world, but their parents had the same message for them . . . "You have to pay the bills, you have to make a living. It might as well be doing something you love to do.” They are doing just that - illustrating books, writing and telling stories.  In the breakfast session they will take you on their journey, through books, of living a life doing what they love.  All attendees will receive a copy of one of their books, either Adopted By An Owl or I Love You Just Enough.


After-Breakfast Break-out Session
9:10 - 10:10 AM

The Stories Behind the Books

Gijsbert and Robbyn van Frankenhuyzen will share the behind the scenes stories of how they create their books. This funny and informative talk is geared for folks who want a little more “meat” to how their books are developed – from using real models for Nick’s illustrations to using real stories from their own life on the farm.