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Nimisha Ladva (WOO ‘18, ACG ‘15) at First Person Arts Festival 2018

Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018 
Time: 11:30 AM Doors | 12:00 PM Workshop 
Location: Christ Church Neighborhood House | 20 N. American Street, Philadelphia 
Tickets: $20 / $16 Early Bird Pricing (Early Bird Tickets Sold Out) 
               $14 for First Person Arts members 
               $22 at Door 


Have you ever thought about putting your name in the First Person Arts Slam bucket but stopped yourself? This class is to unstop you! SlamCamp for Beginners is designed for beginners but is open to all storytellers who have an interest in hearing how to find a story from life, how to shape that story, and how to tell that story so people will not just listen, but be moved. Come prepared to work! There will be audience participation! 

Nimisha Ladva (WOO '18, ACG '15) is a writer and storyteller. Her stories have been broadcast on NPR’s Newsworks and Commonspace programs, and on RISK!, Smart Talk, and other podcasts. She has won multiple story slams with both The Moth and First Person Arts, and has also been a GrandSlam winner with both. Her solo performance play, Uninvited Girl: An Immigration Story, premiered in Philadelphia in 2016 at the First Person Arts Festival and continues to have ongoing performances. She has received grants from the Mellon Foundation and the Leeway Foundation. Her writing has appeared in The Crab Orchard Review, Stand, The Connecticut Review, theguardian.com and others. In July 2018, one of her stories was anthologized in The RISK! Book: True Stories People Never Thought They’d Dare to Share. She teaches at Haverford College and is the Oral Communication and Public Speaking specialist there. She leads workshops on storytelling both on and off campus.

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