S199. Get Lit—Transform Your Teaching by Pairing Classic Poetry With Spoken Word
Saturday, March 30, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Kelly Grace Thomas is the Manager of Education for Get Lit–Words Ignite and author of the forthcoming Boat/Burned. She is also a Neil Postman Award winner and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Kelly’s poems have appeared in Muzzle, the Los Angeles Review, and more.
Denice Frohman is an award-winning poet, performer, and educator. She is a CantoMundo Fellow, former Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion and Leeway Transformation Award recipient. Her work has appeared in Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color, The Acentos Review, ESPNW, and more.
Robin Coste Lewis is the author of Voyage of the Sable Venus. She is Writer-in-Residence at the University of Southern California and the Poet Laureate of the City of Los Angeles.
Cyrus Roberts is a Get Lit Player, an award-winning youth poetry troupe and the most watched poets on the internet. Roberts is a UN Peace Project ambassador as well as the author of I and Esoteric. His work has been commissioned by the D.C. March for Our Lives, Get Lit Now, Adidas, Toms, and more.
Raul Herrera has written and performed for the United Nations, the White House, and more. A former Get Lit Player, his work is featured in Get Lit Rising, and he is currently writing DANTE, Get Lit’s hip-hop adaptation of Dante’s Inferno, under the tutelage of Tim Robbins.