Rebirths, Returns, and Comebacks

March 27, 2018 (Tuesday) / 7:00 pm8:30 pm

International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St

Rebirths, Returns, and Comebacks


Hosted by ASL advocate and performer Wink Smith, Jr.!

Join us as we celebrate the rich storytelling cultures of Philadelphia and of the ASL community! The Wolf Humanities Center’s first ever story slam will feature stories told in both spoken English and American Sign Language, with interpreters making stories accessible to everyone. In keeping with the Wolf Humanities Center’s 2017-18 theme of Afterlives, and to mark the arrival of spring, the stories will all tell of rebirths, renewals, and miraculous comebacks. 

Featuring storytellers from both Penn and the greater Philadelphia area, including First Person Arts' “Best Storyteller in Philadelphia” and three-time Audience Favorite, Sara Ray.

Event Audio

Jamila Assaf
Joshua Beckman
Charlie Bruce
Mike Canfield
Seung Hyun Chung
Yvonne Jones
Robyn Miller
Romi Opris
Sara Ray 
Jean Spraker

Presented by the Wolf Humanities Center, Kelly Writers House, the ASL Program in the Department of Linguistics, and the Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre.