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2011 Summer Grand Slam and BBQ

First Person Arts

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM (EDT)

2011 Summer Grand Slam and BBQ

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee
Grand Slam and Pre-Party- General Admission Ended $30.00 $1.74
Grand Slam and Pre-Party- First Person Members Ended $24.00 $1.59
Grand Slam Only- General Admission Ended $15.00 $1.37
Grand Slam Only- First Person Members Ended $12.00 $1.29

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Say hello to summer with the Summer Grand Slam and Barbeque! This year we're heading to a new location, the Christ Church Neighborhood House, but the deal is the same- we'll party with good food, booze and live music before the winners from our monthly Slams at World Cafe Live and L'Etage compete for the title of "Best Storyteller in Philadelphia" and free Slam admission for life. With none other than "the most hilarious guy in Philly," Doogie Horner, as our host.


Pre-Party: 6-8

Grand Slam: 8:30-10:30

At the BBQ, enjoy food from the award-winning Sweet Lucy's Smokehouse and beer from Victory Brewing Company, plus a live performance by Astoria's The Yes Team. (The Grand Slam sells out every year. Advance tickets are highly recommended for the Grand Slam and required for the BBQ).

And for the first time, we're excited to offer a new prize for the winner, in partnership with the Painted Bride Quarterly, one of the longest running literary magazines in the country. The editors of the Quarterly will work with the winning storyteller to include the story in the summer/spring online edition (theme: Displacement) and the 2011 print version.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsors:

Creperie Beau Monde and L'Etage Cabaret.

View pics from our 2010 Fall Grand Slam.

Read a review of the 2010 Summer Grand Slam from the

Philadelphia City Paper.

About Doogie Horner:

Doogie Horner is a writer, designer, and stand-up comedian. He is the author of Everything Explained Through Flowcharts, and his humorous charts and writing have appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Boing Boing, and McSweeney’s. He was a semifinalist on America's Got Talent where he garnered national attention after winning over a viciously booing crowd in New York. He was also the winner of the Philly's Funniest competition in 2010, a semi-finalist in the Boston comedy festival, and is the host of the Ministry of Secret Jokes.  Learn more at


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When & Where

Christ Church Neighborhood House
20 North American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM (EDT)

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First Person Arts

First Person Arts is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the memoir and documentary arts.  We believe that everyone has a story worth telling and that sharing our stories brings us closer to each other and to the world around us.

Click here to see our full website.

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