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Virtual StorySlam: I'm Out

All times are Eastern Standard

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Winter is almost over. We’re on the cusp of spring. As we await the blooms of spring, take time to consider what you have definitely concluded in your life.  What are those mic drop moments?  Those times when you threw your hands...

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11th Annual Ex-Files

A 2021 First Person Arts Anthology Presentation

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Is it better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all? We put that theory to the test as storytellers chart a course through their toughest breakups, romantic disasters, and tales of love gone sour. Whether you come with a story, or...

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Penn Nursing Slam: Stepping Up

A 2021 First Person Arts Anthology presentation

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Nurses have the best stories! You’ll want to hear ours!  The Nursing Story Slam brings together nurse storytellers from Penn Nursing and Penn Medicine to share their true, personal stories that explore the breadth, depth, and...

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RISK! Livestream Online Show

A 2021 First Person Arts Anthology presentation

Friday, February 19, 2021

The RISK! podcast and live shows feature people telling true, uncensored stories from their lives, some of which may mention topics to which individual audience members could be sensitive. Any RISK! program may address topics such as death, drug...

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My Body is a Monument: An Evening with Caroline Randall Williams with a special appearance by Sonia Sanchez

A 2021 First Person Arts Anthology ENCORE presentation

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Long time First Person Arts collaborator, Engaging Males of Color (EMOC) Initiative is launching its 2020-2021 series of thought-provoking digital programming with an event featuring the perspectives of Black women and women of color who are...

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Rearview Mirror - Encore

A 2021 First Person Arts Anthology Presentation

Saturday, February 20, 2021

This is an  encore presentation, The leaves are curling on the trees and falling to the ground. Before us - lay a new year and a much needed new start. As we drive on towards tomorrow, what do you leave behind? Does what you see fill you...