The Every Zip Storytelling Block Party was a beautiful day of sharing and listening to narratives of Village family, neighbors, and top Philadelphia storytellers. We were fortunate enough to have Philadelphia’s poet laureate Yolanda Wisher as our host. She brought so much joy and gratitude! People’s Paper CoOp members Faith Bartley and Michelle Scales were among the featured storytellers. The event included music DJ’d by Village teaching artist Dan Dilemma Thomas, face-painting, food, and a recording booth to share your story. Thank you EveryZip, and thank you to all who attended. EveryZip Philly has audio available here from the day. Also, check out these event photos courtesy of Mario Rubén Carrión, and Nancy Musinguzi. Enjoy!
Join Every ZIP Philadelphia and the Village for a Storytelling Block Party! The whole city is invited to North Philadelphia and the historic Ile Ife art park at The Village of Arts and Humanities to share stories, meals, and summer joy.
Top storytellers across Philly and neighbors of the Village will perform stories on the theme: “A Story for my Younger Self.” Hosted by Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher.
From 3-6pm there will be music, food, arts activities, a recording booth for YOUR story, a photo booth to capture your summer look, and local art.
At 4 p.m. we will kick off storytelling performances. Storytellers include Jacob Winterstein, Jasmine Combs, Vashti DuBois, and members of thePeople’s Paper Co-op and Expungement Project. Music provided throughout by Dan “Dilemma” Thomas.
***This event is OPEN and FREE for all***
Rain Date: June 25th 3-6pm