Sib Slam with First Person Arts.
Join the Institute on Disabilities and our partner, First Person Arts, for a night of storytelling and a series of storytelling workshops focused on our first friends and enemies - our siblings!
Sib Slam with First Person Arts
April 13, 2016 at 7 PM
Christ Church Neighborhood House
20 N. American St., Philadelphia, PA
Join us for a night of true stories about some of our first friends and enemies: our siblings. Storytellers from the "A Fierce Kind of Love" storytelling workshops will take to the stage with their true tales about how disability affects families. You're invited to throw your name into the hat, and share your own story about a brother or sister too!
Directed by Jen Cleary
Open to siblings of all abilities.
Event will be ASL interpreted and CART Captioned
Deadline for other accommodation requests: March 29
Fierce Kind of Love Storytelling Workshops
For people with disabilities who are siblings, siblings of people with disabilities, or sibling pairs.
Join storytelling experts from First Person Arts as they help you craft a personal story about some of our first friends and enemies: our siblings. Through guiding writing exercises, and creative storytelling prompts, we'll uncover our true tales about how disability affects family, and connect through our shared and unique experiences.
All participants will be invited to perform at the culminating Sib Slam event on April 13 at Christ Church Neighborhood House.
Join us for one, or all six workshops! Come by yourself, or with a sibling. Open to storytellers of all levels.
Workshops are free, but registration is required.
Participants must be 18 years or older.
About First Person Arts
First Person Arts (FPA) is Philadelphia's premiere storytelling organization and the producers of the weekly First Person Arts Podcast and annual First Person Arts Festival. FPA believes that everyone has a story to tell, and that sharing our stories connects us with each other and the world. From such artistic luminaries as novelist Toni Morrison, activist Angela Davis, and celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, to everyday people at twice-monthly StorySlams, FPA presents a diverse array of storytellers in order to transform the drama of real life into memoir and documentary art. More at firstpersonarts.org.
Workshop Dates, Times and Locations
February 6: Friends Center
February 20: Friends Center
March 5: Temple University
March 19: Friends Center
April 2: Friends Center
April 9: Friends Center
Time for all dates: 10:00 a.m. - noon
Facilitator: Jen Cleary
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 Directions to Friends Center
Temple University - Main Campus
Details to be announced.
Workshops have ended—registration now closed.
A Fierce Kind of Love has been supported
by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.