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"Fowl" Play - COVID Stories: A digital...

"Fowl" Play - COVID Stories: A digital memoir from the pandemicThis installment is about animals and people during the pandemic. Today's installment is about Pigeons, Bats, Ducks, and us! Turns out relationships with animals can be just as complex and misunderstood as any of our relationships with other humans. In today's installment Jim Search forms a bittersweet relationship with the pigeon on his balcony, Alexander Payne confronts a fellow shopper who thinks Chinese bat eaters are to blame for the pandemic and Bill Reick makes friends with a mama duck and her babies until his bread crumbs run out. __________________________________________ Subscribe to First Person Arts YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/SubscribetoFPA Share your COVID Story: https://www.firstpersonarts.org/Stori... First Person Arts ON SOCIAL First Person Arts Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/firstperson... First Person Arts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FirstPersonP... First Person Arts Twitter: https://twitter.com/FirstPersonArts Subscribe to our Email List Like First Person Arts: https://www.firstpersonarts.org/signup #StoryPrompts #Storytelling #FirstPersonArts

"In the News" - COVID Stories: A digital...

"In the News" - COVID Stories: A digital memoir from the pandemic.The newspapers are full of headlines about the stimulus money we all are waiting to receive or best practices on self quarantining. Storytellers this week have found themselves living lives straight from the pages of the papers. Listen to Dan retell his experience at, maybe his last Broadway show, for a really long while, and Emily as self quarantining became a deeper reflection of the love between her and her husband. Then we have Yemima sharing how the stimulus check affected her - in Israel and Heidi delights us with her brand of quarantining efficiency. First Person Arts - We will keep you company. ________________________________________________ Subscribe to First Person Arts YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/SubscribetoFPA Share your COVID Story: https://www.firstpersonarts.org/Stories/COVID-Stories First Person Arts ON SOCIAL First Person Arts Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/firstpersonarts First Person Arts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FirstPersonPhilly/ First Person Arts Twitter: https://twitter.com/FirstPersonArts Subscribe to our Email List Like First Person Arts: https://www.firstpersonarts.org/signup #StoryPrompts #Storytelling #FirstPersonArts

#AloneTogether - COVID Stories: A digital...

#AloneTogether - COVID Stories: A digital memoir from the pandemicThis week, First Person Arts Brings you #AloneTogether . Quarantining is tough! Storytellers this week have found hilarious and delightful ways to deal with being with each other (even when they’d rather not).  Listen to Dave, a brand new Cat Dad, as he learns the personality of his new fur baby, Justine as she navigates sheltering in place with not one but two ex-husbands ( you thought you had it tough), enjoy Karin’s delightful story of connection over Buddhism in a bookstore and long time First Person Arts storyteller Nick as quarantining has driven him to the occult.  First Person Arts - We will keep you company. __________________________________________________ Subscribe to First Person Arts YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/SubscribetoFPA Share your COVID Story: https://www.firstpersonarts.org/Stories/COVID-Stories First Person Arts ON SOCIAL First Person Arts Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/firstpersonarts First Person Arts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FirstPersonPhilly/ First Person Arts Twitter: https://twitter.com/FirstPersonArts Subscribe to our Email List First Person Arts: https://www.firstpersonarts.org/signup  #StoryPrompts  #Storytelling  #FirstPersonArts

COVID Stories: For You

COVID Stories: For YouToday’s installment is "For You". We're hearing from people inspired to action by the pandemic, from writing a love letter to a loved one to video the vacant streets of New York to making new music that will leave you with a happy feeling (Vlada Tomova -Brooklyn, NY; Alexandra Ernst - Seattle, WA; Tanesha Ford - Philadelphia, PA; Christianna Potter Hannum - PA; Rabbi Ari Lev - Philadelphia, PA; Rodney Whittenburg - Plymouth Meeting, PA) Subscribe to First Person Arts YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/SubscribetoFPA Share your COVID Story: https://www.firstpersonarts.org/Stories/COVID-Stories First Person Arts ON SOCIAL First Person Arts Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/firstpersonarts First Person Arts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FirstPersonPhilly/ First Person Arts Twitter: https://twitter.com/FirstPersonArts Subscribe to our Email List: https://www.firstpersonarts.org/signup #StoryPrompts #Storytelling #FirstPersonArts

First Person Arts - COVID Stories: "Just...

First Person Arts - COVID Stories: "Just Breath"As we watch spring erupt around us and hear birds chirping, in some cases, for the first time in years. As the streets are quieted from the steady thrum of car and pedestrian traffic, one's mind is freed to ponder other things. This week's stories are about how the pandemic has impacted careers. It has allowed some people to refocus and others to use their talents at home. People all over the world are experiencing an unprecedented health crisis - a viral pandemic that is isolating people and communities in a world that already felt divided. It can be daunting but you don’t have to be alone.

Teresa - "Ex Files" First Person Arts...

Teresa - "Ex Files" First Person Arts StorySlam (Early Show)Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA February 14, 2020 Theme: Ex Files Music by Subglo. Animation by Tanesha Ford. What’s a StorySlam? A StorySlam is more than a storytelling competition. It’s an invitation to share five minutes of your life in a room full of people who appreciate a well-told tale. Audience storytellers take to the stage with real life stories on the theme of the night. Winners get $100 prize and the chance to complete in the season finale Grand Slam. Got five minutes? Come and lend an ear, or share an experience. For more information and a complete StorySlam schedule visit firstpersonarts.org.

Steve - "Ex Files" First Person Arts...

Steve - "Ex Files" First Person Arts StorySlam (Late Show)Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA February 14, 2020 Theme: Ex Files Music by Subglo. Animation by Tanesha Ford. What’s a StorySlam? A StorySlam is more than a storytelling competition. It’s an invitation to share five minutes of your life in a room full of people who appreciate a well-told tale. Audience storytellers take to the stage with real life stories on the theme of the night. Winners get $100 prize and the chance to complete in the season finale Grand Slam. Got five minutes? Come and lend an ear, or share an experience. For more information and a complete StorySlam schedule visit firstpersonarts.org.

Steve - "Ex Files" First Person Arts...

Steve - "Ex Files" First Person Arts StorySlam (Early Show)Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA February 14, 2020 Theme: Ex Files Music by Subglo. Animation by Tanesha Ford. What’s a StorySlam? A StorySlam is more than a storytelling competition. It’s an invitation to share five minutes of your life in a room full of people who appreciate a well-told tale. Audience storytellers take to the stage with real life stories on the theme of the night. Winners get $100 prize and the chance to complete in the season finale Grand Slam. Got five minutes? Come and lend an ear, or share an experience. For more information and a complete StorySlam schedule visit firstpersonarts.org.

Nicole - "Ex Files" First Person Arts...

Nicole - "Ex Files" First Person Arts StorySlam (Late Show)Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA February 14, 2020 Theme: Ex Files Music by Subglo. Animation by Tanesha Ford. What’s a StorySlam? A StorySlam is more than a storytelling competition. It’s an invitation to share five minutes of your life in a room full of people who appreciate a well-told tale. Audience storytellers take to the stage with real life stories on the theme of the night. Winners get $100 prize and the chance to complete in the season finale Grand Slam. Got five minutes? Come and lend an ear, or share an experience. For more information and a complete StorySlam schedule visit firstpersonarts.org.

Paul - "Ex Files" First Person Arts...

Paul - "Ex Files" First Person Arts StorySlam (Early Show)Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA February 14, 2020 Theme: Ex Files Music by Subglo. Animation by Tanesha Ford. What’s a StorySlam? A StorySlam is more than a storytelling competition. It’s an invitation to share five minutes of your life in a room full of people who appreciate a well-told tale. Audience storytellers take to the stage with real life stories on the theme of the night. Winners get $100 prize and the chance to complete in the season finale Grand Slam. Got five minutes? Come and lend an ear, or share an experience. For more information and a complete StorySlam schedule visit firstpersonarts.org.

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