Through stories we tell and the stories we hear, our lives are built and meaning is discovered. Both personal and community narrative will be explored at First Person Singular, a new storytelling event series coming to Rochester. In five minute slices, attendees will have opportunities to share a story from their experiences, ranging anywhere from the amusing to the profound. Each of the monthly events has a prompt to help you begin your narrative, so this month's tellers will begin their personal tales with "I used to be (like) ___." In addition to the general volunteers, each month has a featured storyteller, who will take more time to give their personal snapshot. This month's event features BJ Scanlon, a sketch performer and comedian. Light refreshments provided, but feel free to BYOB.
First Person Singular will take place Friday, January 30, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., at The Brainery, 274 North Goodman Street, B134 (inside Village Gate). Free. facebook.com/firstpersonsingular14607; rochesterbrainery.com.