Get Lit – Words Ignite is gearing up for its 13th Annual Gala, which promises to be a literary extravaganza. This year’s affair, set to take place on December 2, 2023, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, is poised to honor musical maestro Anderson .Paak and shine a spotlight on the creative forces of WME and VANS.
It’s a night where the worlds of music, poetry, and Hollywood collide. Get Lit’s 13th Annual Gala is bringing together a lineup that includes the multi-talented Anderson .Paak, Diane Luby Lane (Founder, Get Lit), Geffri Maya (Get Lit Board Member and All American), Daniel Ezra (All American), Michael Evans Behling (All American), Salome Agbaroji (National Youth Poet Laureate), the poetic prowess of Angélica María, Terayle Hill (Judas and the Black Messiah) and top executives from WME and VANS.
The night will honor musical maverick Anderson .Paak, as he takes center stage at the event. The 8-time GRAMMY winner, producer, songwriter, artist, and director will be in the spotlight, recognized for his outstanding contributions to the world of music. From the infectious beats of “Lockdown” to the soulful sounds of Silk Sonic’s “Leave The Door Open,” .Paak has left an indelible mark on the industry, garnering accolades, including a spot on President Obama’s coveted “Favorite Music” list.
The evening is not just about the music; it’s about the partnerships that fuel the fire of creativity. WME and VANS, two powerhouses in their respective industries, will be celebrated for their commitment to advancing education, promoting literacy, and empowering young voices. These titans of entertainment and fashion are being honored for positively impacting communities.
At the heart of the evening is Get Lit – Words Ignite, a Los Angeles-based education nonprofit founded by author and educator Diane Luby Lane in 2006. Get Lit’s mission is to increase literacy, mobilize youth, and energize communities through the transformative power of poetry and visual media. From in-school programs to career training, Get Lit is igniting change, providing opportunities for under-resourced young people to create, learn, and raise their authentic voices.
Original Article by Sari Cohen.