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Get Lit–Words Ignite, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit, will take over the Grammy Museum on 12/11 for its annual gala. The organization will honor RCA's H.E.R., who was part of the Get Lit program as a Champs High School student. The five-time Grammy winner will receive the Ignite Artist Award for her work in the music industry.

Get Lit, which aims to increase literacy and empower youth through poetry and visual media, will also celebrate the newly added Grammy category Spoken Word Poetry.

"The updating of this category is important to Get Lit because it gives young artists a career path," noted Get Lit founder Diane Luby Lane. "It gives them something to aspire to. It acknowledges that spoken word is an art form, something that's been at the heart of Get Lit's mission for the past 16 years."

Get Lit will also honor poet Shihan Van Clief with the Ignite Community Award and attorney Aron Baumel with the Ignite Advisor Award. Spoken-word performers include Grammy nominees J. Ivy and Sekou Andrews, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles Lynne Thompson, Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles Salome Agbaroji and poets from the Get Lit Players program. All proceeds go to Get Lit’s literacy initiatives in Southern California schools.

Find more information here. We're off to get lit in a decidedly less literate fashion.