First Person Arts Festival marks 10th year of storied tradition

    The First Person Arts Festival begins Thursday in Philadelphia. The 10th annual festival of memoir and biography features people telling personal stories through performance, film, even food.

    It is also features the final round of a year’s worth of Story Slams, where people compete to tell the best personal story.

    This is the last festival for founder Vicki Solot. She is stepping down at the end of the year

    WHYY’s Arts and Culture reporter, Peter Crimmins, spoke with Solot about a decade of helping people tell their own stories.

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