PAUL ECKSTEIN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Get Lit Film Program is proud to honor the memory and spirit of writer/producer Paul Eckstein with the Paul Eckstein Scholarship Fund. Donations made in Paul’s name will provide young writers with scholarships for the Poetic Screenwriters Lab, a yearlong writers’ workshop series that develops feature film, short stories, podcast/web series, and episodic TV pilot scripts.
The Prose Bowl
October 6, 6pm
Celebrate L.A. poetry with Get Lit and LAist! In this new three-part live event series, Get Lit youth poets, standout local artists, and a nationally-renowned featured poet will get together for a night of spoken word performance hosted by Get Lit’s Mason Granger.
Come early to enjoy snacks, sips, a DJ set, and tons of cool people to connect with in the name of poetry. Drinks, music, and snacks start at 6:00 p.m. and the show kicks off at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are pay-what-you-choose and first come-first serve, so RSVP before we're sold out!
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celebrate mental health
In conjunction with Take Action LA and The LA County Department of Mental Health, we are celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month with this special playlist highlighting the power of poetry and expression of young Angelenos. Watch as they step into their power and make their voices heard, embracing their well being and taking control of their lives and their futures.
THE POETIC CONVERGENCE
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8
Get Lit's Poetic Convergence is an annual convention of educators, student leaders, arts champions, and poetic giants. Enjoy a full day of workshops, panels, and breakout sessions to forge and strengthen bonds between students, teachers, schools, and communities.
GET THE CURRICULUM
Join hundreds of teachers who rave about the UC-approved English and Elective courses that get students excited about writing and public speaking!
Engage your students with our full-length courses, supplemental lessons, or classroom residencies.
WE CULTIVATE ENTHUSIASTIC LEARNERS EMBOLDENED TO INSPIRE SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES
7:00 PM PDT
Thousands of students attended the 12th annual Classic Slam over the course of a few days, and almost all of the attending students hadn't been out on a field trip since the pandemic began!
Congratulations to our top scoring poet of the night, Ashley Tahay; our top middle school team, GALA Middle School, and our winning school: Mark Keppel High School!
Thank you to everyone, from teachers to judges, from attendees to the students who poured out their souls on the stage. And thank YOU for your support for the work at Get Lit, which goes on all year, but culminates in this week. We are truly grateful.