youth programs

FREE poetry, performance, music, filmmaking, and screenwriting workshops
for Southern California youth ages 12-19.

CURRICULUM COLLECTION

Performance

Explore the art of performance through Spoken Word poetry. This course will hone your skills on the stage through authentic expression, dynamic group work, and targeted feedback from industry professionals working in film, television, and theater. Using Spoken Word poetry, you’ll explore techniques for verbal, physical, and emotional performance that act as a basis for performance of all types: comedy, film, theater, and more.

When: Every Saturday from 10am - 1pm
Where: The Get Lit Office in Los Angeles
Frequency: Weekly for 12 weeks, Jan. 27 - May 4, 2024
Instructors: Tiffany Snow, Angela Oliver

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Screenwriting

Learn the fundamentals of screenwriting with an emphasis on character-driven stories and emotional arcs. Along with technical skills like formatting and professional writing software, you’ll develop your creative process and practice giving and receiving constructive feedback. Learn from guest speakers from the Writers Guild of America and get personal feedback on your script from professional screenwriters. Your final script will be entered into the Get Lit Script-fest, with the chance to be professionally produced!

Frequency: Every Saturday from 10am - 1pm
Where: The Get Lit Office in Los Angeles
When: Weekly for 12 weeks, January 27 - May 4, 2024
Instructor: Shamikah Martinez

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Filmmaking

Master the principles of visual storytelling through this hands-on filmmaking program. In this course, you’ll learn how to write treatments and pitch ideas, create storyboards and shot lists, collaborate with other young filmmakers, and take a project from conception to completion. As you master the art of filmmaking, you’ll work with other artists and experts to produce your own short films.

When: Every Saturday from 10am - 1pm
Where: The Get Lit Office in Los Angeles
Frequency: Weekly for 12 weeks, Jan. 27 - May 4, 2024
Instructor: Alex Alpharoah

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Mixtape Masterclass

Fine-tune your musical potential in this production course. You’ll learn the basics of songwriting & lyricism, voice control & flow, rhythm & rhyme, instrumentation, producing, and sound engineering while developing skills with recording equipment, Digital Audio Workstations, and live DJ techniques. This series of handcrafted workshops from seasoned music professionals will take you through the process of creating an album start-to-finish, culminating with the release of a class mixtape.

When: Every Sunday from 2-5pm
Where: Zoom/The Get Lit Office in Los Angeles
Frequency: Weekly for 12 weeks, Jan. 28 - May 5, 2024
Instructor: Austin Antoine

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Each course comes with:
  • Our youth-led, in-school
    “Blitz” poetry performance (extra fee)

  • Mentor
    Visits

  • Professional
    Development

  • Entry to the
    Classic Slam

  • More!

CALLING ALL CREATIVEs Age 12-19

DECEMBER 16

This is your moment.  Get Lit, in partnership with Anderson .Paak's initiative .Paak House, is bringing you opportunities to collab, learn, and grow with some of the top creative professionals in Los Angeles.  

Into poetry, performance, screenwriting, filmmaking, music production, and more? We got you.

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Learn with fellow artists! Travel! Get paid to write and perform!

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Join us in our year-long workshop program that builds on your musical potential and self-produce your own mixtape!

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Get Lit’s Film Department empowers young people, builds community, and promotes collaboration through filmmaking.

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Get Lit’s free weekly class is a place to explore poetry and build community.

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Poetry & Performance
Get Lit Players

The Get Lit Players are a collective of teen scholars, performers, and artists that ignite stages through the power of poetry.

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Poetry & Performance
Drop-in Class

Develop your writing and performing skills at our free weekly Drop-In Class.

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Film
Filmmaker's Lab

Through this free 10-week workshop program, inspiring filmmakers ages 13-19 will learn the art and craft of lyrical storytelling and filmmaking.

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Screenwriter's Lab

This yearlong writers’ workshop series, gives selected young screenwriters the opportunity to work on their short film, feature film, podcast/web series, or TV episodic pilot scripts.

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Music
Mixtape Masterclass

Learn to produce and market your own mixtape, efficiently navigate music producing software, understand the fundamentals of DJing, and opportunities to perform your own work!

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Youth Portfolios

Through Get Lit's programs, students get the opportunity to write, perform, produce, and create their own original art.  Check out their work, from mixtapes to podcasts, starring in films or (of course) writing their own poetry collections.

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Youth Portfolios

Through Get Lit's programs, students get the opportunity to write, perform, produce, and create their own original art.  Check out their work, from mixtapes to podcasts, starring in films or (of course) writing their own poetry collections.

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