Past 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.


Mosaic Literary Conference
November 19, 2016
Bronx Museum of the Arts 1040 Grand Concourse Bronx NY

MLC2016 focused on the influence James Baldwin‘s prescient writings continue to have on American culture.  Free Event. Click here for full schedule.

 

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Mosaic Literary Conference
November 21, 2015
Bronx Museum of the Arts 1040 Grand Concourse Bronx NY

MLC2015, focused on the #BlackLivesMatter teachable moments, social and artistic movements that have risen out of Ferguson, MO, Baltimore, MD. and other police and community actions. Free Event. Click here for details

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Mosaic Literary Conference
November 15, 2014
Bronx Museum of the Arts 1040 Grand Concourse Bronx NY

MLC2014 was dedicated to the life of poet and activist Piri Thomas.
Over thirty years ago Piri Thomas made literary history with this lacerating, lyrical memoir of his coming of age on the streets of Spanish Harlem. Here was the testament of a born outsider: a Puerto Rican in English-speaking America; a dark-skinned morenito in a family that refused to acknowledge its African blood.  Free Event. Click here for details.

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2013 No conference held

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Mosaic Literary Conference
November 19, 2012
Hostos Community College, Bronx NY

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2011 No conference held

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Mosaic Literary Conference
November 5 & 6, 2010
Hostos Community College Bronx, NY

This year we celebrate the 85th anniversary of the birth of Malcolm X and the 45 anniversary of the publishing of The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

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Mosaic Literary Conference
November 7, 2009
Hostos Community College Bronx, NY

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

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2007 No festival held

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Re:Verse Festival 2006
Friday & Saturday, November 10 & 11
Bronx Museum of the Arts

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10, 6-8PM
Film presentation
Youth will be served, and their films showcased as we discover the creative energies that are being developed by local youth filmmakers. The Bronx Museum’s Media Lab and Ghetto Film School’s youth media organizations will each present several short films made by each program’s dynamic young filmmakers.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11, 10-6pm
INTRODUCTION
Each One, Tech One: How Does Digital Work
10:15–10:30am
This introduction to the days events will consist of workshop instructors giving an overview to the day as it relates to the ways educators, community organizers, and independent media can use the workshops to their benefit.
Ron Kavanaugh, Reverse Festival organizer

WORKSHOPS
10:30–11:45am
New School Pedagogy: Introduction to Digital Media Teaching Tools

12–1:15pm
Google Your World: Mapping Success
Lunch / Gallery tour
1:15–2:15pm
Tropicália: A Revolution in Brazilian Culture

2:15–3:30pm
Casting A Wide Net: Using the Internet for Podcast and Vidcasts
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2005 No festival held

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Re:Verse Festival 2004
Saturday, October 2
Bronx Museum of the Arts

A screening of the PBS documentary I’ll Make Me A World, which features 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 and open mic
Samiya Bashir, R. Erica Doyle, and Cheryl Boyce Taylor

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Reverse Festival 2003
Saturday, September 20
Bronx Museum of the Arts

Reverse Festival 2003: Flix, Flow & Freestyle launched the inaugural festival with a strong line-up of some of the smartest wordsmiths–legends from the birth of spoken word to the current group of torchbearers; an open mic session; a panel on independent media and publishing; and film screenings that include a documentary on the life of a seminal poet.

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 Audre Lorde

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

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