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									                    SPONSORSHIP PROPOSAL
                    Mosaic Literary Conference
                                  November 5 & 6, 2010




The Literary Freedom Project 314 W 231 St #470 Bronx NY 10463 | 718.530.9132 | www.literaryfreedom.org   1
Our goal…
        The Literary Freedom Project seeks to restore the
        importance of reading books as essential for developing
        intelligent, productive, and engaged young people.


INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION
On Friday, November 5 & Saturday, November 6, 2010 the Literary Freedom Project
presents the Mosaic Literary Conference. Now in its fifth year, the conference is an
inspiring and unique grassroots effort planned, produced, and promoted in partnership
with cultural organizations and educators. Its focus is simple —to educate, empower, and
reconnect this generation of educators, parents, and students to the power of books and
reading. The conference invites some of the most innovative educators and literary artists
to facilitate literature workshops to an audience of teachers and administrators.


        “You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just
        get people to stop reading them.” —Ray Bradbury
The Mosaic Literary Conference is a widely anticipated, well-attended and established
literary-education conference. Our workshops and lesson plans help educators incorporate
books and reading into existing curricula to strengthen literacy and further explore course
work that focuses on social studies –explorations of history, geography, economics,
government, and civics.



        “My alma mater was books, a good library. I could
        spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my
        curiosity.” —Malcolm X




     The Literary Freedom Project 314 W 231 St #470 Bronx NY 10463 | 718.530.9132 | www.literaryfreedom.org   2
The Literary Freedom Project is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt not-for-profit arts organization
established in 2004 that supports the literary arts through education, creative thinking,
and new media. LFP develops literary arts lesson plans and workshops for secondary
school educators based on the content of each issue of Mosaic Literary Magazine.


Mosaic is a 12-year old nationally distributed, print quarterly published by LFP that is
dedicated to showcasing writers of African descent. Each issue includes several lesson
plans that use its content as a connective tool to a variety of subjects: history, social
studies, and English.


Our goal is to increase self awareness through literature while promoting reading and
strengthening literacy.




        “Literary reading is in dramatic decline with
        fewer than half of American adults now reading
        literature…” —National Endowment for the Arts




     The Literary Freedom Project 314 W 231 St #470 Bronx NY 10463 | 718.530.9132 | www.literaryfreedom.org   3
JOIN US AS A SPONSOR
The Literary Freedom Project and Mosaic Literary Magazine are established, trusted, and
high-profile brands. We’ll provide:
   •      Access to an audience of active, energetic, and information-hungry decision-
           makers in the education sector
   •      Potential for investment in your products & services
   •      New connections with motivated leaders and influencers in the education field
   •      Alignment with a highly rated program




PRESENTING SPONSORS: $3,000
   •      Sponsor’s corporate identity on conference bags and t-shirts
   •      Identity on all printed material –flyers, postcards, posters
   •      Web banners on MosaicBooks.com (partner website) –25,000 page views
   •      Prominent full-page inside front cover (b&w) advertisement in the Mosaic
   •      Full-page ad in pull-out conference supplement –includes Mosaic lesson plan
   •      Funding credit group: Graphic identification on all online presences –official
          website, weekly enewsletters, Facebook…
   •      Inclusion in all conference-related eblasts to opt-in subscribers of Mosaic
          magazine, MosaicBooks.com, and Bronx Council on the Arts (100,000)
   •      Post-conference email blast to Mosaic’s and MosaicBooks.com’s lists (15,000)
   •      Credit on all media releases


Mosaic Literary Conference Benefits
   •      Integration of question provided by sponsor into post-conference questionnaire
   •      Opportunity to introduce product at conference lunch discussion forum
   •      Scholarship for 3 parents to attend the conference
   •      Sponsor table in premium location
   •      Logo on all general signage throughout conference




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   •      Handout in tote bags distributed to attendees
   •      Database of opt-in registrant emails




SUPPORTING SPONSORS: $500
   •      Graphic Identity on all printed material
   •      Credit on all media releases
   •      Graphic identification on all online presences –official website, enewsletters,
          Facebook…
   •      Handout in tote bags distributed to attendees
   •      Post-conference email blast to Mosaic magazine and MosaicBooks.com list
          (15,000)
   •      Sponsor table




COMMUNITY SPONSORS: $200
   •      Graphic identity on official conference website
   •      Handout in tote bags distributed to attendees
   •      Sponsor table




DONATIONS
The Literary Freedom Project is a 501(c)3 arts organization. All donations are tax
deductible to the fullest extent that the law will allow. Please contact the Literary Freedom
Project directly, info@literaryfreedom.org, if your organization is interested in giving a
grant or donation.




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OUR HISTORY
In 2003, the first event was presented to educate citizens on the ways they could use
writing and new media to encourage discourse on the arts and political issues. Influenced
by the NEA report Reading At Risk: A Survey of Literary Reading in America*, in 2006 the
conference changed to a series of professional-development workshops focused on reading
as a way to create intelligent and productive young people.


Mosaic Literary Conference 2009
Saturday, November 7
Hostos Community College, Bronx NY
Attendance: 65


          Mosaic Literary Magazine Workshop
          Facilitator: Eisa Ulen
          Mosaic’s workshops and lesson plans help educators present creative ways for
          keeping books and reading valuable sources of knowledge and creativity.


          Harlem Renaissance Poets: Creating An Authentic Voice
          Facilitator: Femi Lewis


          The Door of No Return: Finding Self and Home in Historical Fiction
          Facilitator: Zetta Elliott


          Integrating Literacy and Art in the Classroom: Using Historical and Current Events
          to Inform Literary Criticism and Visual Narratives
          Facilitators: Gabrielle David and Nikita Hunter


          Flipping the Script: Using Movie Adaptations to Generate Students’ Interest in
          Reading
          Facilitator: Sofia Quintero


 *National Endowment for the Arts, Reading at Risk: A Survey of Literary Reading in America http://www.nea.gov/news/news04/ReadingAtRisk.html


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       Story Quilting: Using Imagery & Descriptive Word Play to Develop Literature
       Appreciation
       Facilitator: Khadijah Ali-Coleman


       Literary Mentorship: Building a Pipeline of Great Readers, Writers, and Thinkers
       Facilitators: Tracey Michae'l Lewis and Jessica Harris


Re:Verse Festival 2008
Saturday, October 25
Hostos Community College, Bronx NY
Attendance: 60


       Workshops
       Conscious Women Rock the Page: Using Hip Hop Fiction to Incite Social Change
       Instructors: Elisha Miranda and Sofia Quintero


       Puerto Rican and Dominican Poetry in the Classroom
       Instructor: Rich Villar


       Revisiting the Role of Literature & Culture in the Classroom through Art & the
       Written Word
       Instructors: Gabrielle David and Nikita Hunter


       The Bridge is Over: Connecting Young Adults with Engaging, Age-Appropriate
       Literature
       Instructor: Felicia Pride


       Learning About Ourselves and Each Other: How Reading Diverse Text Promotes
       Tolerance and Boundary-Stretching
       Instructor: Khadijah Ali-Coleman




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        Poems as Speech Acts and Accommodating Forms
        Instructor: Charles H. Lynch




Instructor: Khadijah Ali-Coleman                             Re:Verse Festival 2008 attendees
Learning About Ourselves and Each Other




Instructor: Rich Villar                                      Instructor: Felicia Pride
Puerto Rican and Dominican Poetry in the Classroom           The Bridge is Over: Connecting Young Adults with
                                                             Engaging, Age-Appropriate Literature




Re:Verse Festival 2007, no festival held




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Re:Verse Festival 2006
Friday & Saturday, November 10 & 11
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Youth film presentation by Ghetto Film School
Attendance: 60


        Workshops
        Each One, Tech One: How Does Digital Work
        Ron Kavanaugh, Reverse Festival organizer


        New School Pedagogy: Introduction to Digital Media Teaching Tools
        Instructor: Charlotte Gapp, Education Resources Coordinator, Bronx Museum


        Google Your World: Mapping Success
        Instructor: Ron Kavanaugh, Reverse Festival


        Casting A Wide Net: Using the Internet for Podcast and Vidcasts
        Instructor: Stosh Mintek, Ghetto Film School


Re:Verse Festival 2005, no festival held


Re:Verse Festival 2004
Saturday, October 2
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Bronx NY
Attendance: 110


        Film screening
        PBS's I’ll Make Me A World, featuring Pulitzer-prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks




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        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
        Samiya Bashir, R. Erica Doyle, and Cheryl Boyce Taylor




Re:Verse Festival 2003
Saturday, September 20
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Bronx, NY
Attendance: 125


        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 poet Audre Lorde


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




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VISIONARY LEADER SPONSOR: $45,000
As a Visionary Leader Sponsor your support will sustain Mosaic as the only literary
magazine focused exclusively on writers of African descent, and increase our ability to
affect change with students, teachers, and parents.


The Literary Freedom Project is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt not-for-profit arts organization
established in 2004 that supports the literary arts through education, creative thinking,
and new media. Towards this goal, it publishes Mosaic Literary Magazine; develops
literature-based lesson plans and workshops for high-school educators; and hosts
the Mosaic Literary Conference, an annual literature-education conference.


Mosaic Literary Magazine is an important resource for librarians and educators who are
dedicated to keeping books and reading an integral part of the lives of young people. Each
issue features a variety book reviews, essays, and interviews. Its engaging and
comprehensive editorial serves as an influential guide when recommending new reading
material. And, Mosaic's new literature-based lesson plans are perfect for high-school
educators looking to foster classroom study and cultivate readers. Mosaic has featured
Colson Whitehead, Sonya Sanchez, Junot Diaz, Nikki Giovanni, and Walter Mosley among
others.




Five hundred complimentary issues of Mosaic were made                 Mosaic was presented to participants of the
available to the National Book Club Conference, Atlanta               Femrite Writers Retreat in Uganda




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In October 2009, we will launch a series of monthly professional-development workshops
featuring creative ways for keeping literature and books valuable sources of knowledge and
creativity in high school education. The workshops will help educators incorporate
literature into existing curricula to further explore course work that focuses on social
studies --explorations of history, geography, economics, government, and civics.


Your commitment will allow The Literary Freedom Project to:
   1. Hire an education program manager whose responsibilities will include developing
        lesson plans, workshops, and OST programs

   2. Cover administrative and printing costs for Mosaic and lesson plans for teachers
   3. Design and implement a marketing plan for teachers and education administrators
        in the New York/Tri-state region
   4. Launch new Black History Month program titled “BHM365” showcasing literature
        with an historical focus
   5. Create and sustain a monthly professional-development workshop curriculum
   6. Increase Mosaic’s annual circulation to 10,000 (from 5,000) with a direct
        marketing campaign utilizing magazine distributors: EBSCO, WT Cox, Swets Int’l,
        and Ubiquity Distributors
   7. Develop more comprehensive and culturally inclusive lesson plans
   8. Make Mosaic available to teachers at a 50% discount
   9. Develop a digital delivery system for the lesson plans and workshop curriculum



Visionary Leader Benefits:
   1. Four (4) full-page color ads in Mosaic magazine –annual readership: 15,000
   2. Prominent credit on all programming and marketing materials: 5,000 pieces
   3. Sponsor handouts available during all monthly professional-development and OST
        workshops
   4. Sponsorship credit on all materials distributed during our monthly professional-
        development workshops




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   5. Sponsorship credit on Mosaic’s and the Literary Freedom Project’s websites –
        5,000 page views per month
   6. Full-page ad in pull-out lesson plan section included in each issue of Mosaic
   7. Credit and link in monthly enewsletter to opt-in subscribers




LEADERSHIP
Born and raised in the Bronx NY, Ron Kavanaugh is the executive director of the Literary
Freedom Project and has served his community for many years. He attended NYC public
schools including Brooklyn Technical High School, and Monroe College in the Bronx.


In 1996, he launched MosaicBooks.com, the first site dedicated to showcasing books by
African-American writers. Then a pioneering endeavor, MosaicBooks.com remains one of
the most important sites for authors and publishers looking to showcase books online.


As director of marketing and public programming at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2001-
2005, he contributed to the success of many programs and exhibitions including One
Planet under a Groove: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art and the annual exhibition AIM: Artist in
the Marketplace. In 2005, he was hired by the Bronx Council of the Arts to serve as director
of the Bronx Writers Center where he managed several programs including literary awards
and contests, youth and adult programs, and workshops. In 2007, he left his full time
position with BCA to concentrate on The Literary Freedom Project’s development.


Ron founded and edits the quarterly print publication Mosaic Literary Magazine. Mosaic
serves as an important and unique critical resource for readers and writers interested in
honest and thorough writing and book reviews.


He continues to reside in the Bronx.




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