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Poet Austin Antoine Finds His Smile

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Southland Sessions Presents: From high school operas and drive-thru art exhibitions to Chicano comedies and underground DJ sets—we are showcasing the vibrancy of arts and culture across our city today.

Coronavirus Diaries is a video series created by Get Lit with Why We Rise and is written and performed by Get Lit Players in response to the global pandemic.

Coronavirus Diaries Vol. 5 - Smile Pt. 2

Title: Coronavirus Diaries: Smile, Part 2
Presented by: Get Lit
Originally Published: May 5, 2020
Poet: Austin Antoine

About Get Lit
Get Lit fuses classic and spoken word poetry to increase teen literacy on the page and in visual media. They cultivate enthusiastic learners emboldened to inspire social consciousness in diverse communities.

About the Series
Get Lit created Coronavirus Diaries the series in part with Why We Rise, an organization made possible by the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health.

About the Poet
Austin Antoine is a multifaceted performance artist that blends the lines between music, poetry, and theatrics. All of his passions effortlessly mix with abilities that span from singing soulful solos to conquering an opposing rapper in a contest of improvised wit. After graduating California Institute of the Arts in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program for theater, Austin has sustained artistic success through touring performances, musical collaborations, and hosting creative workshops. His work can be seen with Sofar Sounds, Guinness Book of World Records, Buzzfeed, TeamBackPack, Joomanji, and TheyGotTime. He is also featured in the upcoming 2020 film “Summertime”, directed by Carlos López Estrada. His latest EP The Rest is History is now available on all streaming platforms.

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