The Frunchroom, the live storytelling series about the South Side of Chicago that makes its home in Beverly/Morgan Park, returns this month with five new stories and performers. 

The next event will be held on Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., at 7:30 p.m. A $5 donation to benefit the Beverly Area Arts Alliance is requested.

Scheduled to appear are professor-turned-storyteller and producer Ada Cheng, coach and Live Lit host Lisa Colleen, creator of the Folded Map Project Tonika Johnson, teacher and comedian Madeline O’Malley, and lawyer and social policy advocate Jessica Scheller.

The Frunchroom is sponsored by the Beverly Arts Center, and the event continues to be produced as a showcase for original written work and presented in partnership with the Beverly Area Arts Alliance.

For more information, visit the website at thefrunchroom.com.