Author James Kennedy Speaking at Writers & Books
Cost: $5 at the door
Audience: Kids & teens who love James' book or who remember his stunning performance at this year's Rochester Teen Book Festival:
James will do theatrical readings from his young-adult fantasy The Order of Odd-Fish. He'll share writing tips and talk about where his ideas come from (including strange anecdotes from his three years living in Japan), tell the unlikely story of how he broke into writing and give tips on how one might do the same, show off some of the amazing Odd-Fish fan art he received from enthusiatic readers, and answer questions. (He might even share the first book he ever wrote, from when he was seven years old.)
James will also do a screening of videos he received from Rochester for his 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, an annual video contest in which filmmakers of all ages create short movies that tell the entire story of a Newbery award winning book in 90 seconds or less.
It will be crazy. And instructive. And informative. And inspiring.
All in all, it will be a great excuse to put off work or homework to head over to Writers & Books!