The Literary Freedom Project is a Bronx-based nonprofit arts organization that seeks to restore the importance of reading books as an essential tool for developing intelligent, productive, and engaged minds.
Bronx Book Fair (co-presenter)
The Bronx Book Fair is dedicated to engaging and growing the community of poets and writers in the Bronx and to connecting those literary artists to readers and book lovers of all ages. BBF engages the community with a variety of programs that broaden access to Bronx literary artists, increase library usage, and encourage a love of books and reading. www.BronxBookFair.com
Lesson Plans for Teachers
Mosaic supplements its editorial content with lesson plans that are developed for secondary school educators. The lesson plans connect educators and students to literary ways to explore subjects such as social studies and history while serving to increase the importance of literature in the classroom. Click here for additional information.
Mosaic Literary Conference
MLC provides a platform for literature-based creative thinking and knowledge sharing. Each year we invite educators, community organizations, and artists to participate in a variety of literature-focused workshops. www.MosaicLitCon.com
Mosaic Literary Magazine
Launched in 1998, Mosaic is a tri-annual print magazine and website that explores the literary arts by writers of African descent. Each issue contains a unique blend of interviews, essays, and book reviews. www.MosaicMagazine.org
Community-based Book Clubs
With professional instruction from a teaching-artist the We Are Family Book Club engages in a literary “call and response” by reading and discussing books that reflect the demographics of the Bronx. Click here for additional information
Women Writers of the Diaspora Series (co-presenter)
This series celebrates the literature written by women across the African Diaspora (African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latina, Afro-European, and Afro-Asia, The series is moderated by Celesti Colds Fechter, the former associate dean for Academic Services at The New School for Public Engagement. Click here to visit the Facebook page