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 developing intelligent, productive, and engaged minds. Towards this goal, LFP publishes Mosaic Magazine; develops literature-based lesson plans; hosts the Bronx Book Fair and Mosaic Literary Conference, and presents the One Book One Bronx, a Bronx-wide initiative to increase reading habits.
Bronx Book Fair
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. Click here for additional information.
Lesson Plans for Teachers
Mosaic supplements its editorial content with lesson plans developed to give secondary school educators options to connect literature and classroom study. 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. Click here for additional information.
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.
One Book One Bronx
One Book One Bronx is a new style book club that gets people reading again. We engage in a literary “call and response” by reading and discussing books that inspire, encourage, and delight readers. Click here for details.
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, and Citizens Committee of New York.
In-kind support is provided by The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Casita Maria Center for Art & Education, Google, and the New York Public Library.