Mosaic Literary Conference

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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 high-school educators incorporate literature into existing curricula to further explore course work focused on cultures, history, and social studies.

Mosaic Literary Conference 2015
November 17, 2014
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Mosaic Literary Conference 2014
November 17, 2014
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Mosaic Literary Conference 2013, no festival held

Mosaic Literary Conference 2012
November 9 & 10, 2012
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Mosaic Literary Conference 2011, no festival held

Mosaic Literary Conference 2010
November 5 & 6, 2010
MLC2010 celebrated the 85th anniversary of the birth of Malcolm X and the 45 anniversary of the publishing of The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451

Friday 11/5, 6-8pm
Film Screening and Q&A
Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun
presented by African Voices magazine

Saturday 11/6, 9am-3pm
Teaching The Autobiography of Malcolm X as Literature: Haley and Shabazz in the Tradition of African American Narratives

Exposing Children to Multicultural Text Through the Literature and Arts of India

Hip Hop Studies

Publishing a Literary Magazine to Spark Budding Readers and Writers

Malcolm X Through the Eyes of New Technology

Creating Dialogue: Using Plays as Tools to Initiate Conversation

Mosaic Literary Conference 2009
Saturday, November 7
Hostos Community College, Bronx NY
Attendance: 65

Mosaic Literary Magazine Workshop
Facilitator: Eisa Ulen
Mosaic’s workshops and lesson plans help educators present creative ways for keeping books and reading valuable sources of knowledge and creativity.

Harlem Renaissance Poets: Creating An Authentic Voice
Facilitator: Femi Lewis

The Door of No Return: Finding Self and Home in Historical Fiction
Facilitator: Zetta Elliott

Integrating Literacy and Art in the Classroom: Using Historical and Current Events to Inform Literary Criticism and Visual Narratives
Facilitators: Gabrielle David and Nikita Hunter

Flipping the Script: Using Movie Adaptations to Generate Students’ Interest in Reading
Facilitator: Sofia Quintero

Story Quilting: Using Imagery & Descriptive Word Play to Develop Literature Appreciation
Facilitator: Khadijah Ali-Coleman

Literary Mentorship: Building a Pipeline of Great Readers, Writers, and Thinkers
Facilitators: Tracey Michae’l Lewis and Jessica Harris

Re:Verse Festival 2008
Saturday, October 25
Hostos Community College, Bronx NY
Attendance: 60

Workshops
Conscious Women Rock the Page: Using Hip Hop Fiction to Incite Social Change
Instructors: Elisha Miranda and Sofia Quintero

Puerto Rican and Dominican Poetry in the Classroom
Instructor: Rich Villar

Revisiting the Role of Literature & Culture in the Classroom through Art & the Written Word
Instructors: Gabrielle David and Nikita Hunter

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

Learning About Ourselves and Each Other: How Reading Diverse Text Promotes Tolerance and Boundary-Stretching
Instructor: Khadijah Ali-Coleman

Poems as Speech Acts and Accommodating Forms
Instructor: Charles H. Lynch

Instructor: Khadijah Ali-Coleman
Learning About Ourselves and Each Other

Re:Verse Festival 2007, no festival held

Re:Verse Festival 2006
Friday & Saturday, November 10 & 11
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Youth film presentation by Ghetto Film School
Attendance: 60

Workshops
Each One, Tech One: How Does Digital Work
Ron Kavanaugh, Reverse Festival organizer

New School Pedagogy: Introduction to Digital Media Teaching Tools
Instructor: Charlotte Gapp, Education Resources Coordinator, Bronx Museum

Google Your World: Mapping Success
Instructor: Ron Kavanaugh, Reverse Festival

Casting A Wide Net: Using the Internet for Podcast and Vidcasts
Instructor: Stosh Mintek, Ghetto Film School

Re:Verse Festival 2005, no festival held
Re:Verse Festival 2004
Saturday, October 2
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Bronx NY
Attendance: 110

Film screening
I’ll Make Me A World, featuring Pulitzer-prize winner 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
Samiya Bashir, R. Erica Doyle, and Cheryl Boyce Taylor

Re:Verse Festival 2003
Saturday, September 20
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Bronx, NY
Attendance: 125

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 poet Audre Lorde

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