Alex McConduit on WWL’s The 504

Click the image to check out my interview on WWL’s The 504 with Sheba Turk.

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W.R.I.T.E. & Uptown Music Theatre

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This past summer I had the pleasure of bringing W.R.I.T.E. to 13 wonderful young ladies of the Uptown Music Theatre. We met once a week for six weeks as the girls wrote, edited and shared their stories. This is the third time I’ve been able to work with students in the W.R.I.T.E. program but this is the first time that the program has been fully realized. When I started this idea, the whole point of it was to help kids publish and sell their own books so that they would receive the same sense of accomplishment that I did after I wrote and published The Little Who Dat, Who Didn’t. Finally, with the help of some amazing online artists, we did just that. Stay tuned! We will be setting up book signings around New Orleans and hopefully we’ll be able to get them some media attention as well. Great job girls! You can order their books from Amazon.com below.

RockStar 

RockStar is a book about a young girl who dreams of being a Rock Star! So much so that it gets her into a little trouble.

by Clark K. Haydel

The Best Sleepover Ever

Alice and Avery have a sleepover but not all of their friends get invited.

by Lydia N. Kimbrough

Different Shades of Brown

A collection of short stories from students of the Uptown Music Theatre.

by Alex D. Williams, Clark K. Haydel, Cydni V. Samuel, Haley Williams, Jazmine Marsalis, Lydia N. Kimbrough, Mikah E. Burton, Nia A. Paramore, Reagan A. Peters, Talaire J. Ducre, Tasia R. Brooks

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Profile of Alex McConduit: Children’s Book Writer by GoInvade.com

photo (3)Check out this amazing article about me from GoInvade.com. It’s always great to be featured on this site because they post about a wide variety of cool things happening everywhere. Honored to make it on here for the second time.

 

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(8/25) Book Signing at Octavia Books for Thorn In My Horn

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Sunday, August 25th I’ll be reading and signing books at Octavia Books at 1pm. Come  to get your autographed copy of Thorn In My Horn! One of the best things about this book is that there is music written for each scene in the story. So to help bring the entire story to life, my friend Jarell Foreman, a trumpet player from Cohen College Prep who was a big help in adding music to the book, will be there to play the score on his trumpet as I read the story. The illustrator, Darrell Rollo will also be there! I’ve never had any of my books for sale at Octavia so I’m hoping to have a big turn out. Come out and as always, bring the kids.

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(7/27) Book Signing at Community Book Center

community book storeJoin me Saturday morning at 11:30 for a reading and book signing at Community Book Center, 2523 Bayou Road. This is my first time signing books at Community Book Center so please come out and bring the kids to grab a book and have a good time! 

 

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Interview on WWNO (Rebroadcast Fri at 7:30pm & Sun 12pm)

the reading lifeI had a great time at WWNO. Real nice people over there. I enjoyed talking with Susan Larson on and off the air and it made me want to get back into doing radio. Click here to check out my interview. My part starts at the 15:12 mark. You can also catch the rebroadcast this Friday at 7:30pm or this Sunday at noon on 88.9 WWNO or online at WWNO.org. It was also cool to be on one of NPR’s partner stations.

 

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Thorn In My Horn in The Advocate

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Thorn In My Horn made today’s front page of the Community Section of The Advocate. The photographer took this picture of me while reading at Pleasure Zion Baptist Summer Camp a few weeks ago. I loved having coffee with the writer Margaret Quilter and I think she did a great job writing the article. Check it out.

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