featured films

our words COLLIDE

From Directors Jordan W. Barrow and Matt Edwards, and Executive Producer Rosario Dawson, OUR WORDS COLLIDE is a feature documentary following the lives of five teenage spoken word poets in the Get Lit program as they navigate their final year of high school.

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summertime

Summertime, the feature film directed by Carlos López Estrada of “Blindspotting” fame, follows 27 Get Lit youth poets over the course of a single day.  Take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Summertime on our YouTube channel.

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get lit minute

Our Get Lit Minute podcast provides you with bite-sized episodes on all things poetic, poetry and poets. Every week, you can learn about the life and work of poets in our Get Lit Anthology, from John Keats to Amanda Gorman.

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Mixtape Masterclass

After a successful year of workshopping and training, the culminating project created by students of our first Mixtape Masterclass program is available on Spotify. In Mixtape Masterclass, youth were able to develop their skills in sound mixing, producing, writing, DJing and performing while being given the equipment and knowledge to create their own music

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get lit media in the news

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September 10, 2022
Storyteller's Spotlight at Disney's D23 Expo

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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August 19, 2022
ABC 7 News Featuring Get Lit

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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June 15, 2022
Tedx features Diane Luby Lane

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

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August 18, 2022
ABC 7 News Featuring Sierra Leone Anderson

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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November 30, 2021
Uni(verse) Launch Gala x Jane Fonda

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September 10, 2022
Storyteller's Spotlight at Disney's D23 Expo

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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August 19, 2022
ABC 7 News Featuring Get Lit

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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June 15, 2022
Tedx features Diane Luby Lane

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

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August 18, 2022
ABC 7 News Featuring Sierra Leone Anderson

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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November 30, 2021
Uni(verse) Launch Gala x Jane Fonda

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September 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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GetLit Logo
August 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).

Learn More
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August 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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June 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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Ash Grove Music Foundation

From 1958 until its closing in 1973 the Ash Grove was Los Angeles's preeminent roots music venue. There, the visionary owner ED PEARL championed the most obscure, raw and talented performers from across the United States. 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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