The Power of Literature Can Change Lives


Diane Luby Lane is recognized as one of the leading advocates of teen literacy in California. Dynamic in her approach and gifted in her ability to connect with teenagers, she uses literature to change lives.

Get-Lit Words Ignite

“Hey, Poetry Lady!” is how she is often addressed by the hundreds of Los Angeles School District high school students she works with through the non-profit organization, Get Lit-Word Ignite. Founded in 2006, Get Lit-Words Ignite evolved from her critically acclaimed one woman show, Deep Sea Diving, which tells the story of how books revitalized her life.

Started as a grass roots organization, Diane has been able to garner support from a variety of resources. With boosters such as Academy Award winning actor, TimRobbins and his Actor’s Gang Theater to Carol Muskie-Dukes, Poet Laureate of the State of California, this program has takes students from “at-risk” status and has transformed them into collegiate scholars.  They perform for thousands of their peers at high schools throughout Southern California, inspiring other teens to read, write and thrive. The main message is that through education,anything is possible.

By giving students a safe haven to express themselves, they have gone on to compete on HBO’s Brave New Voices and at performed to 1000s of their peers throughout the Los Angeles area.  Get Lit-Words Ignite is a 501c organization and 100% supported through volunteerism and donations.

Speaking Engagements

As an advocate of literacy and education, Diane is a highly sought after speaker. Known for her wit, inspirational message and, most importantly, her track record of getting results she has been the featured speaker at numerous educational gatherings throughout the state.

Register for free “HOLESOUL” Webinar

Diane is conducting an free online webinar titled “HOLESOUL: Write your way back.” In this 90 minute presentation, she will present strategies to dialogue with the dark places in our pshyches and turn them into art. Click here to read more and register for this amazing webinar being offered on Thursday, May 9, 2013.