February 21, 2019
James Kennedy is the author of the young adult fantasy The Order of Odd-Fish.
He is also the founder and director of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, an annual national video contest in which kid filmmakers create short movies that tell the stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds.
He lives in Chicago with his wife and two daughters.
Photography by Robin James
Book Sales & Signing ● Writing Activities
Keynote Speaker James Kennedy
Breakout Session A
Breakout Session B
Open Mic Coffee House
What’s Feedback Got to Do With It?
The Art of Supporting Your Child’s Writing at Home Led by: Kathy Robinson, Dana Bergthold, Aubrey Ignace, Nicole Rudd, Jessica Schultz
Journalism Today: What is it? How do you do it? Led by Sara Clarkson and Lauren Lee
Led by Bill Cox
Brainstorming Ideas - What to do when you get stuck
Led By Robin Ingstrup
How Not To Be A Robot Led by James Kennedy
Tabletop Role-Playing Games & Cooperative Storytelling
Led by Andrew Kudelka
Led By Heather Scott
What Does “Show, Don’t Tell” Really Mean? Exploring this Popular Writing Adage
Led By Meaghan Sheridan