Spoken Word

The 26th annual PAFF Spoken Word Fest proudly featured “Get Lit – Words Ignite,” LA’s leading literary & performing arts organization. Get Lit increases literacy, empowers youth and inspires communities by fusing classic iconic poetry with original spoken word response pieces by young storytellers.

Their youth ambassadors, the Get Lit Players, have traveled to the Kennedy Center, the White House and beyond. This year, young poets from Get Lit performed alongside celebrated poets from Leimert Park’s arts community, and poets sourced from an open audition. The host, who also serves at Get Lit’s manager of arts education, is actor and poet, Paul Mabon.

View select pictures below from the 2018 “Get Lit” Spoken Word Fest experience.