April 19, 2019
2780 W Casitas Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Guests are encouraged to bring picnic items and blankets. S’mores will be provided between readings. Reading by Moonrise is a quarterly fireside reading series held at the Bowtie Project on the eve of the full moon.
Get Lit was founded in 2006 after Diane Luby Lane created a one-woman show about the power of books and toured colleges, high schools, jails, and detention centers, with iconic Chicano poet Jimmy Santiago Baca. After the show closed she couldn’t bear the thought of cutting off the work completely. She started teaching classic and spoken word poetry in three high schools: Fairfax, Fremont, and Walt Whitman Continuation. When the semester ended… the students wouldn’t leave. They insisted on meeting after school. The rest is history. Today, the curriculum has expanded to over 100 schools throughout California, and is sold to schools all over the world. Get Lit’s poetic ambassadors, The Get Lit Players, are the most watched poets on the internet with over 350 million online views. Get Lit uses poetry to increase literacy, empower youth, and inspire communities.