DAILY MAIL

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said they would add a Joni Mitchell song to their ‘dinner playlist’ after a teenager recommended it to them during an online poetry class at the weekend.The Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, were the guests of honor during a digital event organized by poetry group Get Lit in honor of Black History Month, during which Meghan ‘shared some of her favorite lines’ with the aspiring performers, while Harry expressed a keen ‘interest’ in poetry.

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PEOPLE

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are talking poetry! The couple made a surprise appearance in honor of Black History Month on Saturday, joining a virtual poetry class with Get Lit, an organization that promotes literacy and empowers young people through poetry.

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HARPERS BAZAAR

Both Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan surprised a group of youth poets as part of the educational group Get Lit – Words Ignite, a Los Angeles–based poetry curriculum taught in more than 100 L.A. schools. For the appearance, the duke and duchess kept things cool and casual while chatting with students about the importance of poetry in culture.

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HELLO

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made their first appearance this year – when they completely surprised a poetry class over the weekend.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took the time out to honor Black History Month and show their support for Get Lit, which is a literary group that describes its work as empowering youth and emboldening communities.

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TOWN & COUNTRY

Poetry is having a real moment in American pop culture. Last night, Amanda Gorman became the first poet in history to recite an original work at the Super Bowl, sharing a piece that highlighted the work of the game’s honorary captains. (Of course, her performance came just a few weeks after the National Youth Poet Laureate stole the show at Joe Biden’s inauguration with her poem: “The Hill We Climb.”)

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ELLE

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have spent the past two months largely out of the spotlight, living their lives privately in their Montecito home, where they’ve been quarantining during the coronavirus pandemic with their one-year-old son Archie. But this afternoon, details about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first surprise event of 2021 emerged: The couple crashed one of Get Lit, a youth poetry organization’s, Zoom poetry classes.

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Get Lit Featured on NBCLA

Thank you so much to NBC LA for featuring our team and poets last night! Interested in joining a program? We have a free youth writing class, our Emerging Writers Fellowship, and youth film class, Pilot 1: Intro to Film, starting soon!‍Support our programming here.

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SUMMERTIME MOVIE TRAILER & POETRY BOOK

The official “Summertime” movie trailer is OUT! Thanks so much to Good Deed Entertainment for helping us bring our spoken word film to you all. “Summertime” is an American comedy-drama film directed by Carlos López Estrada, the director of Blindspotting, and features a day in the life of 25 young poets from Get Lit.

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2021 PROGRAMMING

Get Lit’s Pilot 1 Intro To Film Class: February 28th for 12 Weeks (Free) Sundays 10 am-1 pm PST Apply here. Through this free virtual 10-week Workshop Program, filmmakers ages 13-19 will learn to collaborate with other young filmmakers and meet professionals from the creative industry while learning the fundamentals of the art, craft, and business of independent filmmaking. Contact jamaal@getlit.org with any questions.

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MARIANNE WILLIAMSON – HOPE RISING INTRO

We’re so honored that Marianne Williamson introduced Get Lit and the wonderful voices of Get Lit Players Cassady Lopez and Tyris Winters to perform a poem by Kathy Eldon for the “Hope Rising” book launch!

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GABBY WILSON H.E.R. & AMANDA GORMAN

Classic Slam alumni Gabby Wilson and Amanda Gorman performed at the Super Bowl LV, with Amanda Gorman being the first U.S. Youth Poet Laureate to perform at a Super Bowl event.

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2021 CLASSIC SLAM PREVIEW

Check out our Classic Slam artwork! We are excited to announce this year’s 10th annual Classic Slam will be held on April 29th thru May 1st. The Classic Slam is the largest youth classic poetry festival in the world featuring acclaimed authors and poets as our students compete against each other for school spirit and college scholarships. It’s a wild and raucous celebration of youth wisdom and power! Visit https://www.getlit.org/event/classic-slam for more info.

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