The Literary Freedom Project is a 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit arts organization that seeks to restore the importance of reading books as an essential tool for creating intelligent, productive, and engaged young people. Towards this goal, LFP publishes Mosaic Literary Magazine; develops literature-based lesson plans and workshops, hosts the Mosaic Literary Conference, an annual literature-education event, and presents One Book One Bronx. We invite educators, community organizers, and parents to take part in our programs.
Lesson Plans and Workshops for High School Educators
Mosaic supplements its print issues with lesson plans that are developed based on our content and social engagement as it relates to literature. These lesson plans, developed for secondary school educators, demonstrate how Mosaic’s content can serve as a connective tool to empower educators to use books, writing, and reading to further engage students. Each lesson plan includes multiple themes and a reading list.
LFP also develops workshops that facilitate a deeper understanding of cultural and social studies that helps educators better incorporate learning as it relates to the literary arts, media, and social engagement.
We’re currently presenting free monthly workshops with our community partner The Laundromat Project, 920 Kelly St., Bronx NY.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, no workshop
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 5:00pm James Baldwin/Jesmin Ward/Black History Month
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 5:00pm Audre Lorde/Womens History Month
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 5:00pm Black Poets Speak Out/Poetry Month
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 5:00pm Jamel Shabazz/National Photo Month
Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 5:00pm James Baldwin/Gay Pride Month
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 no workshop
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 no workshop
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 5:00pm Kalief Browder
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 5:00pm Black Lives Matter
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 5:00pm Audre Lorde
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 no workshop
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.