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  • StorySlam @ L’Etage: High Point
  • Date: September 23, 2014
  • Time: Doors at 7:30PM, Slam starts at 8:30PM
  • Venue: L'Etage Cabaret
  • Location: 6th and Bainbridge Streets, Philadelphia

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The only festival of its kind in the world, the 13th Annual First Person Arts Festival presented by PNC Arts Alive features powerful personal stories from leading national artists and everyday people. Click here for tix and more info.

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Life Lessons from a Lifeguard

Rebekah introduces Rosa the summer camp lifeguard, a terrifying woman who supervises the safety of young “swimmers” in her 2ft deep wading pool. Amidst laundry lists of rules and death threats, Rosa shares an important lesson that the kids (and Rebekah) never forget.


The First Person Arts Podcast is made possible thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Special thanks to Philadelphia Weekly and WHYY’s NewsWorks.

Image courtesy of the storyteller.