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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

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

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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November 7, 2012

A Beginner’s Guide To The First Person Arts Festival, Returning November 7-17 With 22 Events In 11 Genres At 3 Iconic Venues

The only event of its kind in the world, the 11th Annual First Person Arts Festival hits Philadelphia November 7-17 celebrating the power of storytelling to foster appreciation for our unique and shared experiences. This year’s festival is action-packed, with celebrity appearances (Janeane Garofalo! Chef Marcus Samuelsson!), brand new festival ticket packages and first-time-ever kids […]

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October 25, 2012

Save The Date: The 2012 First Person Arts Festival Lands In Philadelphia November 7-17

November is story time in Philadelphia. Celebrating 11 years of storytelling in Philadelphia, the First Person Arts Festival is back for 2012 from November 7-17. The only festival of its kind in the world, First Person Arts Fest is a celebration of memoir and documentary art, striving to foster appreciation for our unique and shared […]

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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 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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November 3, 2011

10th Annual First Person Arts Festival: Our Guide To Food-Related Events

The 10th annual First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art returns November 10-20 with 11 days of performances at five venues. Several key events have a culinary angle, and you’ll want to be sure to check them out. Sadly, the Behind the Scenes tour of Reading Terminal Market with Rick Nichols is sold out, […]

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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

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

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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November 12, 2010

Weekend Picks: Grand Opening of the National Museum of American Jewish History, the First Person Festival Continues and Much More!

The Philadelphia region will be bustling with activity this weekend beginning with the highly anticipated grand opening of the National Museum of American Jewish History. Don’t miss any of the many food and drink events being held this weekend, including the Stout and Chowder Festival, Turkey Tastings at Chaddsford Winery, the return of the Craft […]

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November 8, 2010

The First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art Begins Today

It’s finally here! The First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art starts this week. If you haven’t been to a First Person Festival before, this year’s your year. Choose from thirty events — from documentary film screenings, to author readings, to live performances, all inspired by real life. There are so many great events […]

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