“LIT UP” is a Gaston Arts Council literacy initiative which utilizes the various literary art forms as a tool to encourage students in Gaston County to improve their reading, writing, and thinking skills as well as to assist with closing the gap in literacy achievement. The initiative is also designed to introduce the students to the promising career choices in these fields.
Accomplished authors and other professional literary artists are invited to facilitate the “LIT UP” sessions.
In October 2017, Gaston Arts Council began the collaboration with Erwin Community Center in Gastonia’s Highland community.
- 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm, January 22, 2019 – Art for the Heart session
- 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, February 17, 2019 – 2018 - 2019 Community Jazz Series (Jazz @ The Abbey)
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, February 22, 2019 – Carolina Pro Musica in Concert featuring accomplished bass-baritone Carl DuPont
- 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, April 7, 2019 – 2018 - 2019 Community Jazz Series (Jazz @ The Abbey)