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Hope to get to know all you better.
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I very much like what you’re doing here, but from what I can tell your projects and programs seem to be limited to Philadelphia area artists. Do you have plans to expand beyond this area? If so, I would be very interested in participating.
My own story can be found on my website Up from the Deep (http://upfromthedeep.com/).
I would still like to know if you have any plans for expanding the scope of First Person Arts beyond Philadelphia and the east coast.
If you would like to know some of my own story, please read About the Title and Preface on my main website, as well as many of the entries on my other site Dancing on Thin Ice.
Thank you in advance for getting back to me.
Hi Mark! Thanks for getting in touch. Your own story sounds amazing. At this time, our programming is primarily local with the exception of the Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art, which we produce each fall. We accept and seek festival submissions from artists nationwide but are limited by the modest budget we have for bringing artists to Philadelphia to present their work. Our competition is on hiatus this year as we reconsider its scope and guidelines. Please continue to check our website for updates and stay in touch. Thanks!
I attended a StorySlam at L’Etage last night for the first time, and it was a blast! I’ve been listening to the Moth for a while now, but it’s great to be there in person. What a wonderful program! And what a great way for people to be able to share their own, personal stories. It is an important thing you are doing. The more we can all find the stories in our everyday lives, the happier we’ll all be!
Unfortunately, I don’t live in Philly anymore, or I’d be at every one of these things. But maybe I will start one up in Maine.
Thanks so much for all of this!
I am an eighth grade teacher and I would like to bring some of my students to the First Person Museum. Will it be appropriate for all ages and will you be offering any program for students?
Love what you’re doing with the festival. Obtained a brochure at the last Philly First Friday event. I’m interested in submitting my work. I live just outside Philly on the NJ side. Can you tell me how/where or to whom I should submit work?
Any chance that artists can purchase dicounted tickets?
Thanks for considering…
Hi Michelle, Thanks for your question. We actually don’t do an artist discount but I hope that won’t stop you from attending Festival programs. Which specific ones are you interested in?
I wish you had a mechanism for leaving a response to one of the museum exhibits (or exhibitors) right there on the museum site (speaking as one who has low computer literacy and eschews social networking like the plague.
Hi Izi –
There will be two desks set up at the Museum exhibit with cards, pens and two bulletin boards for people who prefer to make contribute their stories and reactions via good old pen and paper. I look forward to seeing your responses!
I’m attending Elna Baker’s performance on Friday Nov 12th. There’s a discrepancy between my ticket & the Painted Bride’s website. My ticket says the performance is at 7:30, but the website says 6:30. I’m coming from NYC for the festival so I dont want to miss the performance. Can you please clarify at what time she is actually starting?
Thanks so much.
The start time is 6:30 and ends at 7:30. Eventbrite considers both Elna performances one event, so what your ticket actually says is that the event starts on Thursday at 9:30 and ends on Friday at 7:30. I apologize for that and we’ll be sending out emails to all ticket holders to explain that. Thanks for checking in.
I’ve (finally) submitted two stories for the First Person Museum (from me, and from my spouse Caroline–from our sojourns in Philadelphia in the 1960s). We have attended several Story Slams…our son, Jonathan McEuen, has participated regularly (he coordinates Philadelphia Pecha-Kucha, a similar vehicle for first-person expression). Keep up the wonderful work!
Hi Anika- Thanks for your interest in membership. A full list of benefits is on our Support Us page- http://www.firstpersonarts.org/support/. Let me know if you have any other questions. Best, Karina
Ok, im very late about this, but Im an actor who travels between Philly and NY and I came across a flyer for a Caribbean Storycircle. I am a 1st gen american and my family is from the caribbean. I would be soooo interested in participating in something like this in the future. Please add me to your mailing list and please let me know if/when something like this is happening again.
Thank you and All the Best!
Thanks for your interest Gerard! We’ll definitely keep you in mind for any similar events in the future and I’ll add your email to our list.
opening nite the 10th do you have to be 21 and explain the 6 and 8 30 shows please?
is 21 a must? for the 10th show
You don’t have to be 21. And the difference between the two shows is that the pre0party (aka the Soiree) starts at 6pm and the Grand Slam starts at 8:30. You can get a ticket for just the Grand Slam or a combo tickets for the Grand Slam and Soiree. If you have any other questions, please call 267-402-2055. Thanks!
Are tickets still available for the Grand Slam?
Is the doc Troubadors playing the week of Nov. 14- 20 th?
If so, when?
the Sunday Inquier says it’s playing on Tuesday. Is it?
The Inquirer is wrong. It’s playing TODAY, Sunday, November 13 at 3pm. Thanks!
I am going to be visiting Philly on Sat. Nov. 19. I clicked on Calendar to see what events I can attend on Saturday afternoon, but there is no link on the calendar for events that day. Can you provide me with a list of the events that I can choose from to attend on Nov. 19, between the hours of noon and 5 pm? Thanks.
Hi Robyn! Thanks for your interest in the Festival! On Saturday we have a 2pm performance of the play Liberty City (Buy tickets at http://ticketing.theatrealliance.org/tickets/eventDetails.aspx?id=18924&org=fp) and 2pm Spoken Word Poetry Workshop (Enroll at http://ticketing.theatrealliance.org/tickets/eventDetails.aspx?id=20804&org=fp).
Let me know if you have more questions.
Hi, I ran into your site from Delawareblack.com, reading about the marvelous Jamie J. Brunson. I am from Delaware and have a story about the first Black to have a Degree in Computer Engr. from Delaware Tech in 1983. Not sure if this is what you guys want. But story will be told before I expire! Thank You
Question about the songwriting class offered in Ardmore. How is public transportation from Chinatown in Philly? I would be traveling from NYC, taking the Chinatown bus. What train or bus would I take from there to get to Ardmore, and how far away from the Ardmore stop is the studio located?
Please reply as soon as you can–the first class is this Thurs and I’m very interested in taking it.
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