Diane Luby Lane
Diane Luby Lane is the Founder and Executive Director of Get Lit-Words Ignite, Los Angeles’ leading nonprofit presenter of literary performance, education and teen poetry programs. Lane is also the creator and director of the Get Lit Players, an award-winning classic teen poetry troupe, who perform for over 10,000 teens each year and the Producer of Get Lit's Classic Slam which is an annual poetry festival/competition for teens and the largest in Los Angeles' history. She is the author of Get Lit A 12-Week Course in Literacy and Life Through Poetry and the "Lit Kit" which is Get Lit's standards-based curriculum and curriculum package that's aligned to federal Common Core standards. Currently it is implemented in over 45 Los Angeles County high schools.
Lane is author of Words of Women, a compendium of original monologues for women published around the world and has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and national commercials. Her critically acclaimed one-woman show, Deep Sea Diving (AKA Born Feet First), has toured high schools and colleges across America with poet Jimmy Santiago Baca. In recognition of her work as an educator and creator of Get Lit’s ground-breaking literacy curriculum, Lane received the James Patterson Page Turner Award for promoting literacy and the KNX Hero Award. In 2012, Lane was honored as a recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Volunteer Service Award.