Prison. Poor health. Discouragement.

At a free storytelling event this week, local college students and recent graduates will talk about the obstacles they overcame in pursuit of a college education. They will also answer questions.

When: Tuesday evening. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with storytelling at 6 p.m.

Where: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave. S., Seattle

Organizers: Seattle Times Education Lab and the Road Map Project

Admission: Free, but you must register first at

Read excerpts of their stories: B2