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Order of Oddfish – Sidebar

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

“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

Email: kennedyjames@gmail.com

Events

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Speaking about the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival at the National Council of Teachers of English conference in St. Louis at the America’s Center Convention Complex, Room 266, in the session Geeking Out, Tuning In: Using Fandom to Encourage Engagement, Creativity, and Community (Session #3490190). 10:30 am – 11:45 am.

Friday, January 12, 2018
Deadline for submissions to the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
The SAN ANTONIO, TX screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. At the Mays Family Center at the Witte Museum (3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX). Hosted by me and author Catherine Catmull (The Radiant Road, Summer and Bird). Made possible by partners at Bexar County’s Digital Library Bibliotech and H-E-B Texas Grocery. More details TBA.

Saturday, February 10, 2018
The MINNEAPOLIS screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Minneapolis Central Library (300 Nicollet Mall) in Pohlad Hall. Hosted by me and author Pete Hautman (Godless, The Flinkwater Factor). On-site book sales by Addendum Books. 3-5 pm. More details TBA.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Special extended deadline for ASHEVILLE, NC submissions to the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival.

Friday, February 23, 2018
The OGDEN, UT screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Treehouse Museum (347 22nd Street Ogden, UT 84401). Hosted by me and author Keir Graff (Matchstick Castle). Made possible by partners at the Treehouse Museum, Utah Humanities and Weber County Book Links. 6 pm.

Saturday, February 24, 2018
The SALT LAKE CITY screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Salt Lake City Public Library (210 East 400 South). Hosted by me and author Keir Graff (The Matchstick Castle). Made possible by partners at Utah Humanities, the Utah Film Center, the Salt Lake City Public Library, and Spy Hop. 2-4 pm.

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Special extended deadline for BOSTON submissions to the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival.

Saturday, March 3, 2018
The NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (5th Ave at 42nd St., New York, NY) in the Celeste Bartos Forum. KidsLIVE programs are sponsored by the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences. More details TBA.

Sunday, March 4, 2018
The BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Central Library (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY) in the Dweck Auditorium. 2-4 pm.

Saturday, March 10, 2018
The LANSING, MI screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At Celebration! Cinema Lansing (200 E Edgewood Blvd, Lansing, MI). Co-hosted by me and author/artist Aaron Zenz (Chuckling Ducklings and more). 10:30 am.

Sunday, March 11, 2018
The CHICAGO screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Harold Washington branch of the Chicago Public Library. Co-hosted by me and author Keir Graff (The Matchstick Castle). 1:30-3:30 pm.

Saturday March 17, 2018
The OAKLAND, CA screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Rockridge Branch of the Oakland Public Library (5366 College Ave, Oakland, CA). Co-hosted by me and author Marcus Ewert (Mummy Cat, 10,000 Dresses). On-site book sales by Books Inc.. 3:30 pm. More details TBA.

Sunday, March 18, 2018
The SAN FRANCISCO screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the San Francisco Public Library main branch (100 Larkin Street) in the Koret Auditorium. Co-hosted by me and author Marcus Ewert (Mummy Cat, 10,000 Dresses). On-site book sales by Books Inc.. 4-6 pm. More details TBA.

Thursday, March 22, 2018
“Best of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival” presentation at the Irondequoit Public Library (1290 Titus Ave Rochester, New York). 7-8 pm.

Sunday, March 25, 2018
The ROCHESTER, NY screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! Co-hosted by me and Rochester superlibrarian Matt Krueger. At the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum (900 East Ave, Rochester, NY). More details TBA.

Saturday, April 14, 2018
The ASHEVILLE, NC screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. Support this totally local event! I won’t be in town to host, but I know Asheville, they will make it amazing! More details TBA.

Saturday, April 14, 2018
The TACOMA, WA screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! Co-hosted by me and Tacoma’s own Douglas Mackey. At the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St, Tacoma, WA). 11 am – 1 pm.

Sunday, April 15, 2018
The PORTLAND, OR screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! Hosted by me and author Dale Basye (the Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go series). At Open Signal (2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Portland, OR). 1-3 pm.

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). More details TBA.