Miriam Sachs is a filmmaker, poet, and writer. Her short film, “Spoons,” was selected to screen at the 2015 Big Pride L.A. Film Festival as well as the 2016 Springfield Massachusetts LGBT Film Festival. She writes, directs, and produces films ranging from documentaries and public service announcements to surrealist narratives. She is presenting her stop motion project, “A Student Named Art,” at the 2016 Student Voices Summit & Screening, hosted by Christopher Coppola at the San Francisco Art Institute. Her multimedia piece, “Body,” won Best Interactive at the 2015 South Bay Student Video Festival. Miriam is also the News Director of the Mustang Morning News, a nationally award-winning bi-weekly newscast with a fully-equipped TV studio. She oversees workflow, coverage, and writes and directs the show. Additionally, Miriam produces In-House Arts, a salon and open mic that travels to a different home every month. Miriam’s poetry and stories have been published in numerous anthologies such as Get Lit Rising (Simon & Schuster, Fall 2016) and 5 Million Stories. Miriam has co-written chapbooks of poetry, “Water Cafes” and “Blue.” Additionally, she has been an L.A. Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador for two years, and her writing has featured on stages across Los Angeles (USC, The Actor’s Gang, The Improv, Dodger Stadium). Miriam is also the official Poetry Ambassador for the United Nations’ Peace Day. She has worked for Get Lit – Words Ignite for three years, writing and performing spoken word poetry, promoting literacy in Los Angeles, standing up for social justice issues, and mentoring younger poets. Miriam has been featured on Pacifica Radio, Reading Rainbow and more. She was the 2nd Place Drop-in Finalist at the 2014 Classic Slam, and she performed on Final Stage at Brave New Voices (2015) in Atlanta, Georgia at the Woodruff Symphony Hall. She was also featured at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Miriam is now a member of Get Lit Literati Leadership Core Fellowship. She is dedicated to visual storytelling and creating change through communication and connection.