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March 3, 2014

PAFA After Dark Returns With A Block Party For A Philly-Centric Celebration, This Thursday, March 6

PAFA After Dark Returns With A Block Party For A Philly-Centric Celebration, This Thursday, March 6

This Thursday, March 6, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts opens its doors for an after-hours art party as part of its recurring PAFA After Dark series. This month, the popular event offers up a Block Party, a celebration of the city of Brotherly Love’s favorite party plan, and calls upon the folks of […]

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November 5, 2013

A Guide To The 12th Annual First Person Arts Festival, Returning November 6-16 With Dynamic Storytelling From Sonia Sanchez, Toni Morrison, Martha Graham Cracker And More

A Guide To The 12th Annual First Person Arts Festival, Returning November 6-16 With Dynamic Storytelling From Sonia Sanchez, Toni Morrison, Martha Graham Cracker And More

Now in its 12th year, the First Person Arts Festival continues its unique celebration of documenting real life through storytelling. Internationally renowned artists join everyday people from both Philadelphia and across the country to take part in the annual event, sharing their tall tales and personal experiences on stages around town from November 6 to […]

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October 11, 2013

Save The Date: The First Person Arts Festival Returns November 6-16, Featuring More Live Performances In Storytelling, Dance And Theater

Save The Date: The First Person Arts Festival Returns November 6-16, Featuring More Live Performances In Storytelling, Dance And Theater

November is story time in Philadelphia. Now in its 12th year, the First Person Arts Festival, the only festival of its kind in the world, is a celebration of real life. Artists and everyday people from both Philadelphia and across the entire country take part in the annual event, First Person Arts’ flagship festival of […]

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July 23, 2013

See Storytellers Take The Stage During First Person Arts’ StorySlams This Summer At L’Etage Cabaret And World Cafe Live

Storyteller Kevin Lee spins his tale during a First Person Arts StorySlam. (Photo by Erika Vonie for First Person Arts)

Everyone has a story. In Philadelphia, First Person Arts provides a stage for anyone and everyone to tell his or her tale, with the ultimate mission of supporting memoir and documentary art in this city. Twice monthly, First Person Arts’ StorySlams offer up the opportunity to participate in an open-to-all storytelling competition. Guided by a […]

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May 23, 2013

See Storytelling At Its Finest At First Person Arts’ Grand Slam Season Finale At Underground Arts, Friday, May 31

See Storytelling At Its Finest At First Person Arts' Grand Slam Season Finale At Underground Arts, Friday, May 31

Gather ’round for a night of terrific tall tales. The culmination of anecdotes and accounts told throughout the season, First Person Arts’ Grand Slam pits winners from First Person Arts’ monthly StorySlams against one another in a championship round. Set for Friday, May 31 at Underground Arts in the Callowhill neighborhood, the event sees its […]

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December 13, 2012

Philadelphia Museum Of Art To Host A Festive Friday Night, December 14: West Philadelphia Orchestra Hanukkah Concert, First Person Arts Holiday StorySlam And Seasonal Treats

Philadelphia Museum Of Art To Host A Festive Friday Night, December 14: West Philadelphia Orchestra Hanukkah Concert, First Person Arts Holiday StorySlam And Seasonal Treats

The majestic Philadelphia Museum of Art is a wonderful place to bring family and friends throughout the holiday season, with festive programs, gallery tours, sing-alongs, delicious treats and more. The already gorgeous Great Stair Hall is even more resplendent for the holiday season, with lit evergreen trees and golden lights. This friday evening, December 14 […]

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November 7, 2011

The 10th Annual First Person Festival Kicks Off Thursday, November 10 With A StorySlam And Soiree Featuring Triumph Beer, Live Jazz And More

The 10th Annual First Person Festival Kicks Off Thursday, November 10 With A StorySlam And Soiree Featuring Triumph Beer, Live Jazz And More

The 10th anniversary First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art is back November 10-20 with 11 days of performances at five venues. And it all kicks off this Thursday, November 10 with a fun-filled festival kick-off event at the Christ Church Neighborhood House. The evening starts with juicy tales from some of the city’s […]

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October 31, 2011

The Khyber Pass Pub To Host Nightly Happy Hours, Specials And Live Performances During The First Person Festival, November 10-20

The Khyber Pass Pub To Host Nightly Happy Hours, Specials And Live Performances During The First Person Festival, November 10-20

Now in its 10th year, the First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art returns November 10-20 with 11 days of performances at five venues. There will be documentary film premieres, foodie events, live performances, workshops with artists, author readings, art exhibits, two one-woman shows AND nightly specials at the popular Khyber Pass Pub. Starting […]

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October 26, 2011

The 10th Anniversary First Person Arts Festival Set For November 10-20, Featuring More Performances At More Venues Than Ever Before

The 10th Anniversary First Person Arts Festival Set For November 10-20, Featuring More Performances At More Venues Than Ever Before

November is story time in Philadelphia. Now in its 10th year, the First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art, the only festival of its kind in the world, is a celebration of real life. Artists and everyday people from both Philadelphia and across the entire country take part in the annual event, First Person […]

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July 7, 2011

The Chestnut Hill Book Festival Returns This Weekend, July 8-10, With 25 Free Events And More Than 50 Acclaimed Authors

The Chestnut Hill Book Festival Returns This Weekend, July 8-10, With 25 Free Events And More Than 50 Acclaimed Authors

It’s a great summer for book lovers in Philadelphia as the Chestnut Hill Book Festival kicks off its third season this weekend, July 8-10. This year’s celebration will feature 25 free events and highlight more than 50 locally and nationally recognized authors including Philadelphia’s own bestselling George Anastasia, and Art Sanctuary co-founder Jolene Gray. First […]

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