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The Literary Freedom Project is committed to creating spaces that help elevate cultural narratives. Our programs value the variety of histories and cultures found in the Bronx and give educators & residents places to build community and explore social engagement.


One Book One Bronx hosts weekly restorative conversations related to gentrification, social justice, women’s empowerment, criminal justice, and racial inequality while (re)sparking a love of literature.

Discussing Daughters of the Stone by Dahlma Llanos Figueroa, 2020

The Mosaic Literary Conference is an annual event that presents creative ways of keeping books and reading valuable sources of knowledge and creativity.  The conference also produces Mosaic Literary Magazine.

2018 Mosaic Literary Conference #MeToo at the Bronx Museum

LFP regularly hosts award-winning writers and poets. Author appearances have included Nicole Dennis-Benn, Willie Perdomo, Angie Cruz, and Tyehimba Jess among many others.

June 2019, Willie Perdomo at The Lit Bar

Lesson plans and workshops are designed to show how cultural and social engagement can serve as a connective tool to empower educators to use books and writing in the classroom.

Black Lives Matter Lesson Plan


Free books distributed during One Book One Bronx and other community book projects.


2020-21 author appearances: Tyehimba Jess, Esmeralda Santiago, The Last Poets, Angie Cruz and many more.


The number of public programs hosted during 2020-2021 season.



Literary Freedom Project
557 Grand Concourse PMB 143
Bronx, NY 10451

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