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WE LIKE TO SHARE WHAT WE’VE LEARNED

OUR AUDIENCES HAVE RANGED FROM 5 TO 500

Whether addressing unruly kindergartners or design industry professionals, whether delivering a conference keynote or leading discussion in an undergraduate English seminar, we present with funny, high-energy, experience-based storytelling while sharing our thoughts on collaboration, creativity, and running a small business.

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On stage at ICON7

SCHOOL VISITS

Our daylong visits include separate assemblies for Pre K-2nd (on observation and storytelling) and 3rd-6th (on the powers of collaboration) and small group sessions with aspiring writers and artists.

workshop at Haverford school

TALKS

We speak on such topics as collaboration, creative entrepreneurship, and running a small press-for audiences that range from kindergarteners to college students to weary adults in want of inspiration.

short-term residency at MICA

RESIDENCIES

We join your community for a few days-giving talks, running workshops, visiting classrooms, visiting with art and literature groups, leading seminars, and critiquing student work.

IN ADDITION TO PRESENTING AT DOZENS OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, WE HAVE SPOKEN AT…

talks, workshops and residencies

BUT DON’T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

Simply put, one of the best author/illustrator presentations in YEARS. I loved it, the kids loved it. It was personable and relatable, timed out well and piqued the interest of the audience. I welcome them to be our visiting authors for the next few years even, to build a rapport with our community.
Theresa Booz

Second Grade Teacher, New Eagle Elementary

I thought they were fantastic! They were funny, interesting and engaging. I loved how they discussed the writing process and how mistakes were made along the way. Great life lessons for the kids! My kindergartners were engaged the whole time, which is a tough thing to achieve!
Alison Troy

Kindergarten Teacher, New Eagle Elementary

Robbi and Matthew were two of the most talked about presenters from our RISD Mindshare event in 2012. Students and alumni loved that they could identify with this funny, smart, and talented couple who spoke frankly about the joys and challenges of running a business. Their excitement for their work, their relationship and their family felt truly special. Kudos to Robbi and Matthew for finding that remarkable balance and offering it in their superbly crafted presentation—a true visual treat!
Kevin Jankowski

Associate Director, RISD Career Center

Dear Mr. Matthew and Mrs. Robbi,
You are awesome at writing and authoring. I appreciate the kindness you inspire. You are as kind as a sweet-smelling strawberry.
NiIma

2nd Grade Student, Henry Highland Garnet Elementary

We were mesmerized by Robbi’s and Matthew’s energy and inspired by their ingenuity. My students left the presentation believing that they too, could become authors and illustrators. I truly saw a boost in class morale, as well as students’ self-esteem and positive mindset as a result of Robbi and Matthew’s visit. We could not be more thankful!

Haley Smith

2nd Grade Teacher, Henry Highland Garnet Elementary

Frankly, I’m star-struck. It all started when Robbi and Matthew gave a workshop for my program a few years back. They were engaging and funny. The students loved them! I think I love them, too!

Whitney Sherman

Illustrator & Director, MFA in Illustration Practice, Maryland Institute College of Art

Though entirely humorous and delightful and full of energized spunk, Matthew and Robbi answer questions with the kind of frankness and thoughtfulness that one rarely finds. The lessons imparted by this brilliant duo pertain to anyone who cares about life and its abundant beauties and quandaries.

Kim Dana Kupperman

Faculty Member, MFA in Creative Writing at Fairfield University, Founding Editor, Welcome Table Press

That was actually interesting. I seriously didn’t even look at my phone once.
Reid

Student, Rhode Island School of Design