Welcome to Volume 2 of the 2021 First Person Anthology.  A festival is a finite amount of time where an anthology is a celebration of the stories that fill our lives all year round.  First Person Arts has been capturing stories for 20 years.  Our work has become an anthology of voices heard through the best and worst of times.  Potent voices we're accustomed to hearing of the powerless, breaking through barriers to be heard.   When unleashed, they become a powerful force.

2021 is our 20th Anniversary and we will continue to create environments in which you can bear witness to the artists we engage to share their curated stories.  We will continue to lead in powerful storytelling as we innovate in the virtual realm and create more opportunities for you to release the power of your voice.

Join us, we will keep you company.

Thank you for being beautifully and uniquely, YOU!

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Family Photo Album

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Friday, May 14, 2021

For 20 years, First Person Arts has provided an embracing environment in which storytellers, across the region and the country, could tell their own true, personal stories.   In this production, First Person Arts staff shares the stories...

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GrandSlam: Over the Line

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Saturday, May 15, 2021

Winners from the past five months of Virtual StorySlams compete for the title of “Best Storyteller” and a cash prize of $250. Their topic? Over the Line - Some boundaries are more clear than others, and when they’re crossed --...