Locavore Lit LA is an online literary journal, curriculum resource and classroom presenter designed to spark a love of reading and writing among underserved public school students of Los Angeles. It brings forward contemporary stories that are relatable to all ages, depicting a variety of life experiences in our local communities. Through our program, young people are directly connected to an open source text filled with a variety of works that include fiction, nonfiction, essays, articles, short stories, poetry, memoirs and original illustrations from LA’s rich literary and artistic communities.
“We believe relevant contemporary writing and artworks will inspire young people who may better see themselves and their communities represented in their own reading. Inspiring an investment in reading and writing will lay a foundation for their life-long learning and personal achievements.”
Locavore Lit LA brings its stories to life by introducing our diverse contributing authors into the classroom for student-writer conversations. The writers also serve as role model mentors, leading interactive career development discussion sessions with aspiring young writers, while helping them to workshop and hone their creative writing skills. Along the way, students are encouraged to contribute their own written works to the online publication. In this way, the program becomes a growing, inter-generational library that finds its roots in the neighborhoods and communities that surround us.