Michigan Reading Association

Keynote Luncheon with Author Colby Sharp

Registration deadline EXTENDED: March 12, 2023, 11:00 PM

Sunday, March 19, 2023, At 11:30 AM - 12:30PM.

Check in for the event will begin at 11:00 AM.

The celebration will be held in the Ambassador Ballroom EAST

 Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton , 187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Many thanks to our Keynote Sponsor Scholastic Education

Colby Sharp is a husband and father of five. He teaches fifth grade in Parma, Michigan. Colby is the co-founder of Nerdy Book Club. He co-hosts The Yarn podcast with Travis Jonker. Colby co-authored Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids with Donalyn Miller, and he is the editor of The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection. His latest book, with Donalyn Miller, A Commonsense Guide to Classroom Libraries is now available. 

Luncheon Event Details

This year MRA is excited to offer a luncheon opportunity with Keynote Speaker Colby Sharp! If you are attending MRA's 67th Annual Conference, this is your opportunity to purchase a ticket for this limited seating spectacular presentation on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at 11:30 AM - 12:30PM. You will also have an opportunity to purchase Colby Sharp's latest book and have it signed by him. Cornucopia Bookstore will be on-site Saturday and Sunday at the conference. Be sure to make your book purchases prior to the luncheon for an opportunity to have it signed by Colby Sharp. Check in for the event will be available starting at 11:00 AM. The celebration will be held in the Ambassador Ballroom EAST , at the Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton , 187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

  • Luncheon Registration is required to attend this event.
  • You must also be a registered attendee for the MRA 67th Annual Conference.
  • Conference Registration will be verified. 
  • Refunds will not be available.
  • Seating is first come first serve.

Please contact MRA at  mra@michiganreading.org or 616-647-9310 with any questions.

    Luncheon Menu Information

    The registration process will allow guests to choose between two lunch options as follows, $30.00 per plate.

    Option 1 

    • French-cut Chicken Breast Lunch with herb roasted fingerling potatoes / green beans / herb jus sauce - gf
    • Caesar salad of romaine lettuce with herb croutons, grated Parmesan cheese and traditional Caesar dressing
    • Seasonal fruit swirled vanilla cheesecake with vanilla and seasonal fruit swirled sauces 

    Option 2 

    • Mushroom Risotto Lunch with savory consomm√©, spring peas, and mushroom ragout / balsamic reduction gf+v
    • Caesar salad of romaine lettuce with herb croutons, with choice traditional Caesar dressing or Vinaigrette -v, both dressing options available at the table
    • Chocolate cake with fresh berries and raspberry sauce gf+v

    All plated lunches served tableside with freshly baked rolls and butter, coffees, a selection of hot teas and unsweetened iced tea.

    gf- gluten free

    v- vegan

    All selections are peanut and tree nut free

    Please use this link to take advantage of our reserved block of rooms. 

    Guest Room Rates starting at 165.00*

    *Prices subject to change

    Hotel Block Reservation Link

    MRA hotel guests are offered discounted parking rates at $15.00 per day. 

    Please visit the hotel website for all other parking information.

    Would you like to purchase  MRA swag? 

    Order your gear at the conference!

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    Washington, MI  48094



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