Education Conference

Mosaic Literary Conference provides a platform for literature-based creative thinking and knowledge sharing. Each year we invite educators, community-based organizations, and artists to participate in various professional-development workshops. The festival also showcases panel discussions, films, and live performances.

Visit our website at www.MosaicLitCon.com

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Mosaic Literary Conference
November 9 & 10, 2012
Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse Bronx NY

MLC2012 is a great opportunity for teachers, students, program administrators, and parents to learn about blending books and reading into the lives of teenagers. A mix of informative public programs and creative workshops will give you tools to engage young people, strengthen literacy, and develop education strategies.

Friday, November 9, 2012, 7-9pm
Their Eyes Were Watching God Book Discussion
with Carl Hancock Rux

Saturday, November 10, 2012, 10am-4pm
Reading Workshops
Our workshops are designed to inspire and give teachers, parents, and program administrators the tools to encourage reading and make learning fun. Continental breakfast, lunch, and Amazon Kindle raffle.
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Mosaic Literary Conference 2011
no conference held

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Mosaic Literary Conference
November 5 & 6, 2010

This year we celebrate the 85th anniversary of the birth of Malcolm X and the 45 anniversary of the publishing of The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
Location: Hostos Community College Bronx, NY

Click here for conference details

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Mosaic Literary Conference
November 7, 2009

The Mosaic Literary Conference presents creative ways for keeping books and reading valuable sources of knowledge and creativity. This day of professional-development workshops will help educators incorporate literature into existing curricula to further explore course work that focuses on cultures, history, and social studies.
Location: Hostos Community College Bronx, NY

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Re:Verse Festival 2008
Saturday, October 25

Re:Verse Literary Conference & Festival calls for educators to foster the role literature plays in the lives of students and youth. The conference seeks to rebuild the audience for literature as a means for understanding culture, history, and social studies. Re:Verse celebrates the diversity of thought literature fosters.
Location: Hostos Community College, Bronx NY

Session I: 12:00n-1:15pm
Conscious Women Rock the Page: Using Hip Hop Fiction to Incite Social Change

Puerto Rican and Dominican Poetry in the Classroom

Session II: 1:30-2:45pm
Revisiting the Role of Literature & Culture in the Classroom through Art & the Written Word

The Bridge is Over: Connecting Young Adults with Engaging, Age-Appropriate Literature

Lunch: 2:45-3:30pm

Session III: 3:45-5:00pm
Learning About Ourselves and Each Other: How Reading Diverse Text Promotes Tolerance and Boundary-Stretching
Poems as Speech Acts and Accommodating Forms
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Reverse Festival 2007
no festival held

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Re:Verse Festival 2006
Friday & Saturday, November 10 & 11
Youth film presentation and new-media workshops

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10, 6-8PM
Film presentation
Youth will be served, and their films showcased as we discover the creative energies that are being developed by local youth filmmakers. The Bronx Museum’s Media Lab and Ghetto Film School’s youth media organizations will each present several short films made by each program’s dynamic young filmmakers.
Q&A will follow the screenings.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11, 10-6pm
INTRODUCTION
Each One, Tech One: How Does Digital Work
10:15–10:30am
This introduction to the days events will consist of workshop instructors giving an overview to the day as it relates to the ways educators, community organizers, and independent media can use the workshops to their benefit.
Ron Kavanaugh, Reverse Festival organizer

WORKSHOPS
10:30–11:45am
New School Pedagogy: Introduction to Digital Media Teaching Tools

12–1:15pm
Google Your World: Mapping Success
Lunch / Gallery tour
1:15–2:15pm
Tropicália: A Revolution in Brazilian Culture

2:15–3:30pm
Casting A Wide Net: Using the Internet for Podcast and Vidcasts
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Re:Verse Festival 2005
no festival held

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Re:Verse Festival 2004
Saturday, October 2

A screening of the PBS documentary I’ll Make Me A World, which features Gwendolyn Brooks

Panel
Digitizing Words: Using Digital Media to Express Yourself
Troy Johnson, AALBC.com; DuEwa Frazier, poet and publisher; James Lisbon, AMag founder; Guy LeCharles Gonzalez, poet and blogger

Poetry readings and open mic
Samiya Bashir, R. Erica Doyle, and Cheryl Boyce Taylor

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Reverse Festival 2003
Saturday, September 20

Reverse Festival 2003: Flix, Flow & Freestyle  launched the inaugural festival with a strong line-up of some of the smartest wordsmiths–legends from the birth of spoken word to the current group of torchbearers; an open mic session; a panel on independent media and publishing; and film screenings that include a documentary on the life of a seminal poet.

Panel
Vocal Cords: Independent Publishing in a Dependent Age focuses on the urgency and importance of independent media and publishing.
Lisa Moore, Red Bone Press; Annette Atim Otim, Indigo Magazine; Glenda Johnson, The Citizen; and Carolyn Butts, African Voices.

Film screening
A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde

Poetry Reading
Samiya Bashir, Roger Bonair Agard, Willie Perdomo, and Victoria Sammartino