Each year, Get Lit celebrates its donors, poets, and media department with an annual gala that we create and produce together. This is a chance for our students to show off their spoken word poetry and performance skills. It’s also an opportunity for our media department to create the presentations that allow them all to collectively put on a show for donors, board members, friends, families, teachers and honorees to enjoy.
At this year’s virtual gala (Thanks. Giving. Gala) we honored Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet, Jericho Brown. Our poets performed and many of them created handmade Volta boxes that we auctioned off. The year before, our City Lights Gala honored the director and producers of our feature length film “Summertime” which premiered opening night at The Sundance Film Festival and is scheduled to be released in June of 2021.