Literary Freedom Project

Founded in 2005, the Literary Freedom Project is a Bronx-based 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit arts organization that believes cultural identity is a fundamental cornerstone in the development of smart, creative, and engaged communities. These qualities, on which cultures are sustained and strengthened, are honed, in part, through a mix of immersive reading –academic, vocational, and pleasure. Connecting cultural identity to reading is a fundamental cornerstone in developing intelligent, creative, and engaged communities.

Our programs seek to build a cohesive conversation that places books, culture, and education at the center of all program development. In 1998, LFP launched Mosaic Literary Magazine, which focuses on the literary arts by people of African descent and is supplemented by lesson plans for high school educators. The magazine was followed in 2002 by the Mosaic Literary Conference. MLC is an annual event that provides a platform for literature-based creative thinking and knowledge sharing. One Book One Bronx, launched in 2017, hosts weekly public restorative conversations related to gentrification, social justice, women’s empowerment, criminal justice, racial inequality, and more.

Literary Freedom Project • 557 Grand Concourse PMB 143 • Bronx NY 10451