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    The only festival of its kind in the world, the 15th Annual First Person Arts Festival features powerful personal stories from leading national artists and everyday people. 


    Running from November 7th to 15th in venues throughout Philadelphia, the First Person Arts Festival has a variety of programs including performances, culinary events, author events, storytelling, visual arts, workshops, and more. 


    Check out some of the events during the First Person Arts Festival and share your experience with us on Instagram @Phillyfunguide.

    Poll Party


    Don't watch this year's election alone! It's much too dangerous. On this historically nail-biting day, watch the numbers come in live from the First Person Arts Festival! During commercial breaks, burlesque troupe Agitated provides sexy comedic relief, and live music from The Hopefuls will help you celebrate, or provide you with comfort while you plan your move to Canada. Join us, and our cases of beer from Yards Brewery.

    i found god in myself: A Conversation with Ntozake Shange

    Award-winning playwright, poet, author, and self-proclaimed black feminist Ntozake Shange presents a performance reading from her collection of original poetry, including the groundbreaking Tony and Obie Award-winning choreopoem, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Join the conversation with Ntozake Shange and special guests during a post-show discussion about the creation and influence of her prolific work. 


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    For more information and a full schedule of events, check out the First Person Arts Festival website.  

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