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Got five minutes? Come lend an ear or share an experience! Audience storytellers take to the stage with real-life stories on the theme “Old School.” The winner gets a $100 prize plus a spot in the season finale Grand Slam lineup at the 16th Annual First Person Arts Festival (November 2017).

 

What’s a StorySlam? A StorySlam is more than a storytelling competition. It’s an invitation to share five minutes of your life and connect with a room full of people who appreciate a well-told tale. Gutsy audience members sign up at the door to tell true stories on the theme of the night. Of those who sign up, ten storytellers are randomly selected to take to the stage with their most outrageous, heartfelt, and hilarious tales. Judges, also selected from the audience, determine the StorySlam winner, who is awarded a $100 prize, and a chance to compete in the season finale Grand Slam. Got five minutes? Come and lend an ear, or share an experience! About First Person Arts: First Person Arts is Philadelphia’s nonprofit organization that celebrates the power of the personal. Our storytelling, social impact, and festival programs reinforce our mission: everyone has a story to tell, and sharing these stories connects us with each other and the world. We are the producers of Philadelphia’s first – and best – StorySlams, the annual First Person Arts Festival, and co-producers of the monthly radio program and podcast Commonspace, which airs every last Sunday of the month at 8PM on WHYY, and is available always through Apple Podcasts and anywhere else you get your podcasts. Find out more at firstpersonarts.org



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