Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Thursday, April 20, 2017
Media contact: Roy L. Williams            
Director of Public Relations        
Birmingham Public Library             
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067            
Inglenook Library holding youth poetry slam Friday April 21 as part of National Poetry Month 

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -Inglenook Library, 4100 40th Terrace North, will be hosting a Youth Poetry Slam on Friday, April 21, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. The event is in honor of National Poetry Month, said Karnecia Williams, branch manager. Teen and pre-teens who regularly attend Inglenook Library afterschool programs have signed up to recite their favorite poems or original works. 

First, second and third place winners will be selected by three judges: Carolyn Cauthen, Inglenook Neighborhood Association president; Judith Glenn, author and Inglenook K8 School teacher; and Makayla Sutton, Inglenook Library Assistant. Inglenook Library also hosted a youth open mic during Black History Month in February. For more information on Inglenook Library programs, call (205) 849-8739 or email You can also follow the Inglenook Library Facebook page.

“I wanted to expose children to different forms of poetry and give them a platform to express themselves,” Williams said.

For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BPL. The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment. This system—with 19 locations and serving the community for 130 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.
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