We’d be nowhere without our incredible teaching artists, who provide mentorship to students during workshops and Residencies for schools (both in person and on Zoom!) and guide teachers as they coach Classic Slam teams. The amazing TAs run one-time workshops to share the Get Lit model in Creative Writing, English, or history classes, but they also teach long-term residencies for public, private, and charter schools all over the city. They work our free programs like the Drop-in class, Mixtape Masterclass, and film programs on top of hosting Blitzes, open mic nights, and of course our Classic Slam! And all of this, while being talented professional poets and artists in their own right. We are so inspired by their dedication and hard work!
At the event, our teaching artists as well as some of our staff gathered over some snacks to catch up before the performances. Our teaching artists each performed the Get Lit “Classic and Response” model, with an unplanned performance by Get Lit Player Marlee Porter! Huge shoutout to our teaching artists and educators Austin Antoine, Jason Benefield, Mason Granger, Dharma Lemon, Jasmine Minchez, Andrea Torres, Laurie Kurnick, Erica Almond, Angela Oliver, Tiffany Snow, Alex Alpharoah, Raul Herrera Jr., and Celia Douglas.