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Roy L. Williams            
Director of Public Relations        
Birmingham Public Library             
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067            
personal cell (205)572-1359

Spoken word poetry and Goth music under a full moon in a cemetery on Friday night
BPL’s popular Bards & Brews Open Mic to be held at Oak Hill Cemetery downtown 

What: Bards & Brews, the Birmingham Public Library’s spoken word poetry/craft beer event.
When: Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
Time: Musical entertainment by The Murder of Jane Crow at 6:30 p.m.; poetry begins at 7 p.m.
Where: Oak Hill Cemetery, 1120 19th St. North in downtown Birmingham
Details: Must be 18 or older to attend, 21 or older to receive craft beer samples. 

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—The Birmingham Public Library (BPL)’s popular spoken word poetry/craft beer event returns with a twist this Friday, Nov. 3: under a full moon at Oak Hill Cemetery with a Gothic band dressed in black as musical entertainment.

Bards & Brews, normally held at the Central Library downtown, will hold its final event of 2017 at Oak Hill Cemetery, 1120 19th St. North. Activities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a musical performance by The Murder of Jane Crow,  a female Gothic band from Birmingham. Springville Road Regional Library Children’s Librarian Mollie McFarland plays viola and sings background in the group. Poetry will begin to flow at 7 p.m.
Read more about Bards & Brews at this link:

SweetWater Brewing Co. from Atlanta has donated beer for samples at the event. The J. Clyde will be serving the beer. As always, Master of Ceremonies Brian “Voice Porter” Hawkins will deftly guide both novice and veteran poets through an evening of verse with topics that may include relationships, politics, social justice, and the availability of burial plots near the new 20/59 flyovers.

Bards & Brews is free and open to the public, but you must be 18 or older to attend and 21 or older to receive beer samples. 

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