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Hot Dates: Grand Slams AND the First Person Festival

Root for Olga in July's Grand Slam!

It’s time to get out the ol’ date books, calendars, Blackberrys, iPhones, whatever you crazy kids are using these days to keep track of all that’s worth doing, cause I have a few events to put on your radar. Doubling up on our StorySlams means we’re hosting TWO Grand Slams this year and the dates are finally, well, final. (Psst… AND we lowered our Grand Slam ticket price for 2010!)

Our first Grand Slam is Saturday, July 24th at 8pm with a pre-Slam Block Party, all at the Painted Bride Art Center. The block party will feature bbq, booze, and the Brooklyn band, Peculiar Gentlemen. We’re keeping the theme a secret till the end of this month, so all storytellers will have the same shot at prepping their story. Stay tuned for the big reveal! In the meantime, buy your tickets here.

Our second Grand Slam kicks off the First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art on Wednesday, November 10th at 8pm, also at the Painted Bride Art Center. Then stick around the Bride for four more days of innovative, collaborative, funny, touching programming based on our lives. We’ll be closing things out on Sunday, November 14th with what promises to be one of the top cultural events in the city. We’ll be revealing more details over the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

To recap:
Grand Slam #1: Saturday, July 24, 8pm with a Block Party featuring Peculiar Gentlemen at 5pm. $30 for Block Party and Grand Slam ($24 for members)/ $15 for just the Grand Slam ($12 for members).
First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art: November 10-14, 2010
Grand Slam #2: Wednesday, November 10, 8pm
All events at the Painted Bride Art Center.

And to get you in the mood, here’s our winning story from the last Grand Slam, featuring Ky Mettler!

Upcoming Events
  • StorySlam: Overdoing it at Fringe Arts (Tickets on sale Dec. 3)
  • Date: December 18, 2018
  • Time: 8 PM
  • Venue: FringeArts
  • Location: 140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106