The Literary Freedom Project, a 501c3 nonprofit arts organization, 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 hosts the Mosaic Literary Conference, an annual literature-education event.
The Literary Freedom Project develops literary arts lesson plans for educators based on the content of each issue of Mosaic. Each uses the work by writers of African descent as a connective tool to a variety of subjects: history, social studies, and English. Our goal is to increase self awareness while promoting reading and strengthening literacy.
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.The conference also showcases panel discussions, films, and live performances.
Mosaic Literary Magazine
Launched in 1998, Mosaic is a print quarterly that explores the literary arts by writers of African descent. Each issue contains a unique blend of profiles, book reviews, and literature lesson plans.
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. Click here for additional information.