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From Ron Kavanaugh, Mosaic Literary Conference


Join us on November 9 & 10, 2012, for The Mosaic Literary Conference. MLC2012 is a great opportunity for teachers, students, program administrators, and parents to learn about blending books and reading into the lives of teenagers. A mix of informative public programs and creative workshops will give you tools to engage young people, strengthen literacy, and develop education strategies. The conference, now in its 7th year, is dedicated to celebrating books, culture, & education.

@ Hostos Community College 450 Grand Concourse Bronx NYC

info@mosaicmagazine.org / 718.530.9132

Friday, November 9, 2012, 7-9pm

Their Eyes Were Watching God Book Discussion

with Carl Hancock Rux

Join Bronx-born award-winning writer and performer, Carl Hancock Rux as he leads a book discussion to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Presented by WNYC Radio, an NEA Big Read event

FREE Friday Event. First 10 people will receive a copy of Their Eyes Are Watching God

Carl Hancock Rux is the former head of the MFA Writing for Performance Program at the California Institute of the Arts (2006–09) and the author of the novel, Asphalt, the OBIE Award winning play, Talk, and the Village Voice Literary prize-winning collection of poetry, Pagan Operetta.

Saturday, November 10, 2012, 10am-4pm

Our workshops are designed to inspire and give teachers, parents, and program administrators the tools to encourage reading and make learning fun. Continental breakfast, lunch, and Amazon Kindle raffle.


  • 21st Century Writing Strategies
    Facilitated by DuEwa Frazier, M.Ed., M.F.A.
  • BookUpNYC!: How the National Book Foundation Created a Successful After-School Book Club for Middle School Students
    Facilitated by Eisa Nefertari Ulen, The National Book Foundation
  • Literacy as a Creative Process
    Facilitated by Rajeeyah Finnie-Myers & Khalil Murrell, Community-Word Project
  • Personalizing the Reading Experience
    Facilitated by Khadijah Ali-Coleman
  • Youth, Love & the Wild in Toni Morrison’s A Mercy
    Facilitated by Alana Benoit and Aiesha Turman, The Black Girl Project

+ Click here for registration and workshop details: http://mlc12.eventbrite.com

Early-Registration $10 discount October 21 Deadline

Click here to download MLC2012 flyer

Click here to view this email online


We ♥ Community Sponsors: AALBC.com, Acentos, ABLE (Alliance for Black Literature & Entertainment), Acentos, African Voices, Black Girl Project, Center for Black Literature, Community Word Project, Dominion of New York, National Book Foundation, New York Writers Coalition, Poets & Passion, The Literary Network, WNYC Radio

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