It’s that time again! The 9th Annual First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art is just around the corner. From November 8-14 choose from thirty events including documentary film premieres, author readings, workshops and live performances all inspired by real life experience. Check out the East coast premiere of the hit one-man show, The Real Americans, and the “Best Storyteller in Philadelphia.”
This year, First Person Arts has partnering with Philly 360° and Philly Te Ama to bring you dinner with award-winning anchor and special correspondent for CNN, Soledad O’Brien and a star-studded tribute to Philly’s own award-winning poet and activist Sonia Sanchez. Most events are being held at the Painted Bride Art Center.
This year, First Person Arts is bringing something brand new to the First Person Festival. Check out the debut of the First Person Museum, a multi-media exhibit showcasing stories about the objects that carry special meaning for everyday people. It’s a whole new way of thinking about Museums and sounds really exciting. The First Person Museum also has an online gallery that can be found here. You can browse through an online gallery of stories about meaningful objects or upload your own. The Museum opens November 5th with a First Friday reception and runs till December 18 at the Painted Bride.
Read up on their Festival and take a look at the full schedule. This year’s Festival is going to be a great time. Don’t miss it.