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“Ex”tra Exes at this year’s “Ex-Files” Slams

Last night, First Person Arts celebrated Valentine’s Day the way we do best: with stories of love sought, lost, and unrequited during two back-to-back sold-out shows at World Cafe Live. The theme was “Ex-Files.” The second show featured a tale by special guest, Anna Goldfarb, the writer behind the popular dating blog www.ShmittenKitten.com, and author of the new humor memoir, Clearly, I Didn’t Think This Through.

Dating can be a wild ride. Just ask last night’s late show Slam winner and Audience Favorite, Steve. Steve told an endearing tale about being unable to contain himself during an awkward high school date at a church carnival. Like most carnival rides, Steve’s tale comes full circle. His circle: A simple and uplifting reminder that regardless of what comes up, life goes on.

Our early show winner, Megan would agree. Her story told about a born again bank robber who stole more than just her heart. Megan already believed in life after death, but this man taught her that life also goes on after love.

Former Grand Slam winner, Marjorie won over the crowd at the early show, taking the title of Audience Favorite.

Steve, Winning and Audience Favorite Storyteller: “The Ex-Files Late Show

Megan, Winning Storyteller: “The Ex-Files” Early Show

Stay tuned for more videos from both the early and late shows coming soon to First Person Arts’ YouTube channel.

-Becca Jennings

Upcoming Events
  • StorySlam: Windfall
  • Date: August 27, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Venue: CSZ Philadelphia
  • Location: 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107