I’ll be signing books at the Freret Street Market THIS SATURDAY from 12 – 5pm. This will be my first time as a vendor at the Freret Street Market and I’m happy to have the opportunity. This will be one of the few (if not the only) markets going on during the Super Bowl and the creators have done some cool things to attract fans and tourists to shop where the locals do. I remember when this market started a few years ago but I never had the chance to sell my books there. I visited as a customer and had a good time. There will be lots of art, artists and food to keep you busy as some of our best local performers keep us entertained. As I’m sure you already know, I will be selling and signing my two books, “The Little Who Dat, Who Didn’t” & “Snowballs for All” AND I’ll also have a few W.R.I.T.E. T-Shirts on hand for anyone who’s interested in picking one up!
I’m looking forward to some great weather and I hope to see you there.
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Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, kids an pets!!! I’m happy to announce that I have been selected as an Honorary Board Member for First Book-Greater New Orleans. That’s a big deal to me and I’m very proud to work with such a great organization. At first, I didn’t really know what to think. I knew about First Book but I didn’t really know the true impact that they have on the communities they work in. First Book provides new books to children in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy – ACCESS TO BOOKS! I’ve tried to do my part in the Big Easy. Over the past two years, I’ve been reading and donating books to kids all over New Orleans as much as I can and trust me, it hasn’t been nearly as much as I’d like it to be. Sure, I love to sell books and make money but trust me, if I could give them away all the time, that’s what I’d do! So, I am very happy to work with an organization whose goals and values align with my own. First Book has distributed more than 100 million NEW books to children in need, in thousands of communities nationwide. That’s MAJOR! I hope to be an asset to First Book-Greater New Orleans and come up with new, unique ways to get even more books to the kids in our great city!
I would like to give a HUGE thank you to Lynetta Rhodes and Beaula McCoy for giving me such a wonderful opportunity. I won’t let you down!
Last night, I filled in for my friend Delfeayo Marsalis on Future Focus and I had the pleasure of interviewing international event producer Karl Washington. We talked about his life, his endeavors and his new event The NOLA Global Youth Festival. After doing some research on Karl I found a lot in him that I have inside of myself. Karl is a HUGE advocate for the youth and works with kids on a nonstop basis. He’s a coach for kids in the 9th ward and his NOLA Global Youth Festival will not only feature young performers from around the world but will also be exclusively be produced by young people from our city. That means the planning, the managing, the directing, the logistics and everything else will all be done by 40 young people that will take part in training during the weeks leading up to the fest.
I was very happy to learn more about Karl and if I can have the impact on children’s lives like he has and will, I’ll feel pretty okay about myself when it’s all said and done! To learn how to donate or be apart of the NOLA Global Youth Festival please email Karl at KarlWash@gmail.com.