Vision & Purpose

Literature for Life is a program of Light Bringer Project, a Pasadena based nonprofit that builds community through the power of the arts and education.

We publish an online literary journal featuring contemporary short fiction, nonfiction, narrative nonfiction, poetry, articles, essays, and artwork created for us by writers and artists primarily from the Los Angeles region. Texts and images are paired with tailor¬made lesson plans, designed to help teachers introduce locally produced writing and artwork into their classrooms so that students may better see themselves and their communities represented in their curriculum. Filling the gap left by expensive, monolithic, and often outdated textbooks, our literature and artwork are selected to resonate with L.A.¬based youth and celebrate the full diversity of Los Angeles, its culture, and its people.

Literature for Life has published five issues that have proved to be both a preeminent outlet for writers and artists to showcase their work as well as a go to resource for middle and high school teachers throughout Los Angeles. We hope that Literature for Life can show the world that our success in uniting local talent and youth to improve our community can be had in cities and schools anywhere.

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