Established in 2004, the Literary Freedom Project is a Bronx-based 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit arts organization that seeks to restore the importance of reading books as an essential tool for creating intelligent, productive, and engaged minds. Towards this goal, LFP publishes Mosaic Literary Magazine; develops literature-based lesson plans; hosts the Bronx Book Fair and Mosaic Literary Conference.
February: Mosaic Spring Issue
March: Mosaic Lesson Plan
April: One Book One Bronx f/The Big Read
May: Bronx Book Fair (co-presenter)
June: Mosaic Summer Issue
July: Mosaic Lesson Plan
September: One Book One Bronx w/Partnership for Parks
October: Mosaic Fall/Winter Issue
November: Mosaic Literary Conference
November: Mosaic Lesson Plan
Programs of the Literary Freedom Project are funded primarily by donations and Mosaic subscribers. Additional funds have been provided in part by the Bronx Council on the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the New York State Department of Cultural Affairs, Humanities New York, Partnership for Parks, and Citizens Committee of New York.
In-kind support is provided by The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Andrew Freedman Home, Casita Maria Center for Art & Education, Google, and the New York Public Library.
Literary Freedom Project
314 West 231 St #470
Bronx, NY 10463
Lesson Plans for Teachers
Mosaic supplements its editorial content with lesson plans that are developed based on the content of Mosaic. These lesson plans, developed for secondary school educators, demonstrate how Mosaic’s content can serve as a connective tool to explore educational subjects such as history and social studies while also 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 and arts organizations, and artists to participate in various professional-development workshops. www.MosaicLitCon.com
Mosaic Literary Magazine
Launched in 1998, Mosaic is a website and quarterly print magazine exploring the literary arts by writers of African descent. Each issue contains a unique blend of profiles, essays, and book reviews. www.MosaicMagazine.org
Bronx Book Fair (co-presenter)
The Bronx Literary Festival is dedicated to engaging and growing the community of poets and writers in the Bronx and to connecting those literary artists to readers and booklovers of all ages. Through readings, workshops, and presentations the coalition’s goal is to engage the community with a variety of literature and programs that will broaden access to Bronx literary artists, increase library usage, and encourage a love of books and reading. www.BronxBookFair.com