Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Friday, Sept. 21 2018
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                                
Director of Public Relations             
Birmingham Public Library                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                        

Bards & Brews poetry slam will take place Oct. 5 at the Central Library downtown 

Bards & Brews, the Birmingham Public Library's popular spoken-word poetry/craft beer program, is hosting its first poetry slam of 2018 at the Central Library downtown on Friday, Oct. 5, 6:30 to 9 p.m. 

A slam is a competition using elimination rounds for the performance of poetry, judged by a panel chosen from the audience. The poetry slam is open to members of the public who pay a $5 fee to enter the competition.  Voice Porter will emcee the event.

The Bards & Brews poetry slam is free to attendees 18 and older; you must be at least 21 to drink the free craft beer samples. The first prize winner of the poetry slam will get $250; the second place winner will receive $150, and the third place winner will receive $50. The poetry slam prize money was donated by the Friends of the Birmingham Public Library

BPL hosts Bards & Brews monthly except December, usually on the first Friday evening. For more information, visit Bards & Brews on Facebook or click on the BPL events calendar 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. he mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library experience to our community for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment. This system—with 19 locations and serving the community for over 130 years—is one of the largest library systems in
the Southeast.
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