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A Poetic New Wave

Get Lit Minute: A Podcast for All Things Poetic, Poetry, and Poets

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Meet our mediamakers who are changing the world everyday and leading the revolution of inspiring and empowering students everywhere.

Film Education

The Poetic Directors Fellowship Conversation Series

Get Lit’s Poetic Directors Fellowship is pleased to present 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.

The Poetic Screenwriters Lab

Applications Open in May 2021

A yearlong writers’ workshop series that gives selected young screenwriters who have trained as poets through Get Lit - Words Ignite the opportunity to work intensively on their short film, feature film, podcast/web series, or TV episodic pilot scripts with the support of established writers in an environment that focuses on the art and craft of screenwriting and creative risk-taking.

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An Introduction to Poetic Filmmaking

Through this free 12-week Workshop Program that occurs in a cycle three times a year, filmmakers ages 13-19 will learn to collaborate with other young filmmakers from across Los Angeles, and meet professionals from the creative industry while learning the fundamentals of the art, craft, and business of independent filmmaking.


Conscious Collaborations

We Write Spots, Film Spots, Rent Equipment, and Our Space is Available for Booking For Your Projects Needs


Music Program:

Get Lit x The Ash Grove

From 1958 until its closing in 1973 the Ash Grove was Los Angeles's preeminent roots music venue. In a time of increasingly successful commercial pop and folk music, the visionary owner, Ed Pearl championed the most obscure, raw and talented performers from across the United States. These artists went on to become the legendary icons of blues, bluegrass, and folk, many making their first trip west to play the Ash Grove. If they were authentic and had something to say, Ed booked them. At the same time, Pearl cultivated a devoted group of young people, aspiring musicians who came night after night to listen and learn at the feet of these musical masters.

Watching every note played, hearing every story told, these Ash Grove alumni went on to become legends in their own right. Pearl made the Ash Grove his platform to change the world. He fused the Ash Grove's traditional music with the radical politics of a turbulent era that altered the world. It became an experimental classroom and cultural center where people exchanged ideas and musical riffs on and offstage, and where patrons and artists could really interact. Time and again, eminent musicians, artists, filmmakers, educators, community activists and public servants tell how the Ash Grove changed their lives.

Now the Ash Grove continues to change lives at Get Lit. In 2019, The Ash Grove Music Foundation was folded into Get Lit - Words Ignite 501-C3, to bring educational music programming, concerts, and the legacy of The Ash Grove to a future generation.


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