Hi. Yesterday, I helped out with the quarter and semi-finals of the Get Lit country-wide
poetry jam, held at the LA Theater Center, in downtown, LA. All 4 theatres were packed
with poets, classmates and teachers of the18 out of 48 teams competing throughout the
county. It was truly breath-taking; a tribute to these incredible teens, their wonderful teachers,
and our hopes for a hell of a better world, if we can get out of the current mess. It's hard to
express, but there was a vesceral resonance among the teen audiences to the heartbreak of
their generation, as well as its hopes and solutions. Here's an opportunity for the rest of us to
hear and feel that which is usually masked or angrilly blurted out, often within our own families.
The poetry of these teens was better than that of the World-Wide Poetry Jam, held in LA, in 2009.
Even Diane Lane, founder of the Get Lits and creator of this competition, was astounded by the
level of the art, as was I and everyone I spoke to, adult and kids. The Wiltern Theatre holds 2300
seats; tonight, a couple of hundred still avaliable, and admission is free. If you can possibly make it,
make that reservation and expect a full heart, soul and basket of hope.
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Sent: Friday, April 27, 2012 10:35 PM
Subject: Reminder...Classic Slam Grand Slam Finals Tomorrow!
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