Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Monday, May 1, 2017
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                                
Director of Public Relations             
Birmingham Public Library                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                        
WHO: Birmingham Public Library
WHAT: Bards & Brews Open Mic Spoken Word Poetry/Beer Tasting
WHEN: Friday, May 5, 2017. Music by HidNTrackz begins at 6:30 p.m., spoken word poetry at 7 p.m
Where: Central Library, 2100 Park Place Birmingham, AL 35203

HOW TO DONATE: Call Olivia Alison at 205-226-3613. Donations are being accepted at the door, online at or by mail at Birmingham Public Library, Development Department, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203

Bards & Brews returns to Central Library this Friday, May 5, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —If you’re looking for something fun to do to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, make plans to be at the Central Library in downtown Birmingham for Bards & Brews, the Birmingham Public Library’s popular spoken word poetry-beer tasting event this Friday, May 2,  2017.

This event will be Open Mic, allowing both novice and veteran poets to sign up to share their spoken word talent. Beer tasting will be available courtesy of Avondale Brewing. The J. Clyde will be serving the beer. Hip-hop artist HidNTrackz will provide musical entertainment beginning at 6:30 p.m., with poetry beginning to flow at 7 p.m. with poet Brian “Voice Porter” Hawkins serving as host.

The public can make donations to support Bards & Brews at or send donations to Birmingham Public Library, Development Department, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203. For more information about Bards & Brews, call Brandon C. Smith of the Eastwood Branch Library at 205-591-4944 or email him at Follow Bards & Brews on Facebook and look for more news on fundraising efforts on the BPL website at   

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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