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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.
Mosaic Literary Conference
The Mosaic Literary Conference is a grassroots event and a great opportunity for the community, educators, students, program administrators, and parents to learn ways to integrate books and reading into the lives of teenagers. MLC offers a mix of informative programs and creative workshops to engage young minds, strengthen literacy, and develop education strategies.
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 booklovers of all ages. Through readings, workshops, and presentations our 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.
Mosaic Literary Magazine
Launched in1998, Mosaic Literary Magazine is a quarterly publication exploring the literary arts created by writers of African descent. Through articles, essays, book reviews, and interviews Mosaic has increased the literary reach of some of the most important voices effecting change on many artistic fronts.
We have featured such artists Lucille Clifton, Bernice McFadden, Colson Whitehead, Walter Mosley, Staceyann Chin, Major Jackson, Chimamanda Adichie, and Sonya Sanchez among others. Mosaic provides a unique space to preview upcoming releases through book reviews and author interviews. We provide readers with important tools for becoming booklovers
We Are Family Book Club
With professional instruction from a teaching-artist the We Are Family Book Club & Writing Workshop will engage in a literary “call and response” by reading, discussing, then writing short stories, essays, or poems based on the reading selection. An emphasis will be placed on reading comprehension, creative, and expository writing.
Programs of the Literary Freedom Project are funded in part by generous individuals, the Bronx Council on the Arts, a JP Morgan Chase Re-grant, the New York State Council on the Arts, and Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the New York State Department of Cultural Affairs. In-kind support is provided by WNYC Radio