classic slam 2024
This two-day event is ONE OF the largest Poetry SlamS in the world!
April 18th and April 20th
Need Ethnic Studies Curricula?
Get Lit’s VOICES IN VERSE is one of only 11 Ethnic Studies curricula approved by LAUSD. Get the curricula that teachers love and students are constantly requesting!
- Approved for use in LAUSD
- Spoken Word poetry-based lessons that excite and engage students
- UC-approved, Common Core aligned
- Packed with hundreds of peer-led video lessons and poems by BIPOC artists
- Includes access to our online learning platform
Join the Creative Lab
DECEMBER 16, 12pm
Calling all creative teens in Southern California! Interested in poetry, screenwriting, podcasting, graphic design, filmmaking, music production, DJing, or performance? Get Lit’s Creative Lab is your chance to learn from some of the top professionals in the field, explore career pathways in the creative arts, and collaborate with other artistic youth. And since it’s in partnership with Anderson .Paak’s initiative .Paak House, there will be some very exciting opportunities throughout 2024! Come join us on December 16th for the kickoff party!
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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.
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.
DECEMBER 2, 6:30pm
Join us for a night of dinner, sips, Spoken Word, and sparkling inspiration with Anderson .Paak, National Youth Poet Laureate Salome Agbaroji, a silent auction and (of course) a few special surprises!
Tickets are selling fast — we look forward to seeing you there.
CALLING ALL CREATIVEs age 12-19
This is your moment. Get Lit, in partnership with Anderson .Paak's initiative .Paak House, is bringing you opportunities to collab, learn, and grow with some of the top creative professionals in Los Angeles.
Into poetry, performance, filmmaking, music production, and more? We got you.