ABOUT
GET LIT

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

WHO WE ARE

Get Lit’s staff has a breadth of knowledge, experience, expertise, and credentials in the fields of education, poetry, literature, film, media, performing arts, development, and arts administration.

Diane Luby Lane

Diane Luby Lane

Executive Director
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Kelly Grace Thomas Vojdani

Kelly Grace Thomas Vojdani

Director of Education & Pedagogy
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Why I Rise Judge
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Mason Granger

Mason Granger

Deputy Director
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Raul Herrera

Raul Herrera

Associate Director of Programming
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Poet
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Samuel Curtis

Samuel Curtis

Director of Creative Media
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Austin Antoine

Austin Antoine

Head of Music Department
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Poet
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Peter Davis

Peter Davis

Head of Technology
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Laurie Kurnick

Laurie Kurnick

Manager of Education
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Lauren Beebe

Lauren Beebe

Communications Coordinator
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Andrea Torres

Andrea Torres

Executive Assistant
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Tiffany Snow

Tiffany Snow

Education Coordinator
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Alex Alpharaoh

Alex Alpharaoh

Educational Tech Support and Teaching Artist
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Dharma Lemon

Dharma Lemon

Teaching Artist
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Angela Oliver

Angela Oliver

Lead Drop-In Instructor / Teaching Artist
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Darian Dauchan

Darian Dauchan

Teaching Artist
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WHAT WE DO – AND WHY

Our Story

Get Lit – Words Ignite was founded in 2006 in Los Angeles by Diane Luby Lane to increase literacy, empower youth, and energize communities through poetry. Get Lit began with a show that Diane toured with internationally celebrated poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, turning it into a curriculum which transformed youth into poets, leaders, and scholars.

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Curriculum

Engage your students with Get Lit’s standards-aligned curriculum. The numbers are all the proof you need:  97% of teachers see a significant increase in attendance, engagement, and grades after using Get Lit's curriculum and 100% of students say that the Get Lit curriculum has a positive effect on their mental health.

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Programs & Events

Get Lit offers in- and after-school programs, summer camps, competitions, a performance troupe, leadership and job training, and a media content and production studio.

Partnerships

We have deep partnerships with mission-aligned organizations including LAUSD, Turnaround Arts, L.A. County Dept. of Mental Health, Sankofa, Heart of Los Angeles, The United Nations, and The Writers Guild.

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HELP US REACH OUR GOAL

Your gift helps Get Lit transform students into artists, activists, scholars, and stars. It ignites classrooms around the world!

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