The First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art is the biggest event of the year, and the only festival in the world dedicated to memoir and documentary art! They promise to feed your soul and your stomach, entertain and engage your spirit, and take you beyond the borders of your own life experience - with artists as your guide.

For the past two years I have attended at least one of the events during this festival, and I always ended up wishing I could attend everything on the schedule. This is without question the best arts event in Philadelphia.

This year's festival includes a preview dinner with Ruth Reichl,and a folk music concert, Songs for any Depression with Sarah Lee Guthrie, (granddaughter of Woody Guthrie and daughter of Arlo Guthrie) along with Philly based folk duo Kim and Reggie Harris, presenting songs that inspired and empowered common folk through the hardest of times.

Other festival highlights include Salon du Festival, the exhibit Shelter, workshops, book signings, and several Films, including the Philly premiere of William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe

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