Community-based organizations, book clubs and discussion groups are excellent ways to strengthen literacy and build writing skills, as well as give constituents cultural access through the literary arts.
With professional instruction from a teaching-artist our book clubs engage in a literary “call and response” by reading, discussing, and engaging participants in cultural conversations and creative writing based on the reading selection. An emphasis is placed on reading comprehension, as well as creative and expository writing.
We coordinate the reading selection with clients to reflect the cultural focus of the participants to best meet their literary needs. Books are provided. CBOs offer many important community-based arts programs but frequently relegate reading to the margins of its programs.
An institution-based book club is a great way to serve your population. Separate from the One Book One Bronx brand, we coordinate a unique reading experience that engages your constituents and builds access to the joy of reading. We provide the facilitator and work with you to select the books, build audience, and coordinate the time that best suits your location.