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Get Lit provides the creative outlet, community, and work experience that transforms students into activists, scholars, and stars.

WE CULTIVATE ENTHUSIASTIC LEARNERS EMBOLDENED TO INSPIRE SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES

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for the Poetic Convergence, our one-day convening of teachers, select student leaders, arts champions, and poetic giants!

On Saturday, October 1 from 8:30 - 4pm, immerse yourself in a full day of workshops and panels with your poetic community.

Featuring keynote speakers and workshop leaders Paul Tran, Franny Choi, José Olivarez and more.

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Whether you’re into poetry, film, or music, Get Lit has a place for you: free “Drop In” poetry classes, the Poetic Screenwriters Lab, Mixtape Masterclass, and so much more.

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Sep 10, 2022

Three Get Lit student poets lit up the stage at Disney's D23 Expo, opening for the Storyteller's Spotlight panel featuring stars from Black Panther, Aladdin, and more!

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Aug 19, 2022

In the second of ABC 7's two-part series on Get Lit, reporter Anabel Munoz interviews founder Diane Luby Lane, student poets, teacher Jeanetta Wolfe and poet Luis Rodriguez about the transformative power of poetry and Uni(verse).

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Aug 18, 2022

In the first of a two-part segment on Get Lit, reporter Anabel Munoz from ABC7 highlighted Sierra Leone Anderson, a Get Lit Player who recently wrote the poem "For Uvalde" about gun violence.

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Jun 30, 2022

Metro Arts and Get Lit partnered together for a special Summertime screening at the Union Station, with live performances from Get Lit poets.

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Jun 15, 2022

Diane Luby Lane participated in a TedX Santa Barbara event about the power of poetry to transform literacy education.

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May 16, 2022

Kelly Clarkson interviewed Get Lit founder Diane Luby Lane and Get Lit poets Jason Alvarez and Sierra Leone Anderson on her show and was even brought to tears by their original poetry.

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Apr 13, 2022

Get Lit received a grant from the NBA Foundation among 40 other organizations that are being honored for creating employment opportunities, furthering career advancement, and driving greater economic empowerment for Black youth.

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OPEN MIC

Interested in reading and sharing your work with a community of like-minded and like-hearted artists?

Ignite the Mic this year at the Get Lit office in Koreatown, Los Angeles with a variety of special events and activities for youth between the ages of 13-19. Attend for monthly slams, raffles & prizes, and a space to enjoy art and poetry! Join us every third Thursday of the month beginning August 18th.

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