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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. Each night features a new theme, so the stories are always fresh and entertaining. Got five minutes? Come and lend an ear, or share an experience.

StorySlams take place on the second Monday of each month at World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut Street) and the fourth Tuesday of each month at L’Etage (6th & Bainbridge Streets).* Doors open at 7:30PM, and Slams begin at 8:30PM. StorySlams at World Cafe Live are all-ages events; Slams at L’Etage are 21+.

Winners from our twice-monthly StorySlams go on to compete at the Grand Slam at the end of each season where our talented contenders go head to head for the title of “Best Storyteller in Philadelphia”, free Slam admission for life, the coveted microphone trophy, and a $250 prize. Click here to meet our Grand Slam champions!

*Except for May and November when Grand Slams are held.

First Person Arts StorySlams are presented by Harmelin Media


Upcoming Events
  • Composing Our Lives: A First Person Arts Production with Curtis Institute of Music
  • Date: April 25, 2015
  • Time: Doors at 7PM, Show at 8PM
  • Venue: Gould Rehearsal Hall, Curtis Institute of Music
  • Location: 1616 Locust Street
  • StorySlam @ L’Etage: #onlinedating
  • Date: April 28, 2015
  • Time: Doors at 7:30PM, Slam at 8:30PM
  • Venue: L'Etage Cabaret
  • Location: 6th and Bainbridge Streets