Over the course of a hot summer day in Los Angeles, the lives of 25 young Angelinos intersect. A skating guitarist, a tagger, two wannabe rappers, an exasperated fast-food worker, a limo driver—they all weave in and out of each other’s stories. Through poetry they express life, love, heartache, family, home, and fear. One of them just wants to find someplace that still serves good cheeseburgers.READ MORE
Poets respond to where we are NOW as a society, writing about cultural trends, issues, and identities.
An original ode series of life, love, and celebration.shot on location by our youth filmmakers.one camera. one take.
A DIY inspired interview series where spoken word artist Maia Mayor speaks with other regional, national, and international poets, writers, authors, and thinkers covering their inspiration, writing process, career strategies, and the things that connect all writers around the globe.
Our Help Video Series and How-To Series are designed to illuminate our transformative educational values, philosophies, and techniques our Teaching Artists bring into the classroom. This will be a series where you learn the techniques it takes to become a stronger, more confident poet while speaking your truth.
A weekly podcast focusing on all things poetic, poetry and poets. Each week we will feature a poet and their poem. We will be highlighting classic poets from our In-School Anthology, sharing brief bios on the poet and a spoken word reading of one of their poems. We will also be introducing contemporary poets from the greater poetry community and our own Get Lit poets into the podcast space.
We will release all student films made in both PIlot 1 + Pilot 2 for continuing educational purposes.
After our fellowship short films have been submitted to film festivals around the world and have completed their festival circuit run, we will digitally release all films made in the fellowship.
Get Lit’s Poetic Directors Fellowship is pleased to preswent engaging, inspiring, and educational conversations and series of panels with leading voices in Hollywood and the creative industry. These industry ambassadors will be speaking directly to the youth of Get Lit and select private audiences.