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The Order of Oddfish


Order of Oddfish – Sidebar

“Hilarious . . . Readers with a finely tuned sense of the absurd are going to adore the Technicolor ride.”

“Fantasy done to a clever, grotesque, nonsensical turn.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“A work of mischievous imagination and outrageous invention.” —Time Out Chicago

“One of the more singular young adult fantasies—or fantasies, period—I’ve run across . . . Funny, bizarre, action-packed, and even thoughtful, and stocked with a gallery of larger-than-life characters.” —Green Man Review

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Sunday, April 29, 2018
The BOSTON screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Boston Public Library (700 Boylston St, Boston, MA). Hosted by me and National Book Award winning author M.T. Anderson (Feed, Octavian Nothing, Landscape With Invisible Hand). 2-4 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Speaking about the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival at the NCTE Conference in Houston, TX! The presentation is named “Young Filmmakers Speak: How collaborative, student-centered filmmaking programs raise student voice” and it will be presented by me and Eti Berland. At the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX, in room 361 D, from 8:00-9:15 am.

Friday, January 11, 2019
General deadline for the EIGHTH ANNUAL 90-Second Newbery Film Festival.

Saturday, February 9, 2019
The SAN ANTONIO screening of the eighth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. Details TBA.