Press Release - Detail
For release September 2, 2010
CONTACT: Linda Wilson Staff Development Coordinator, Public Relations Department
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746

Bards & Brews: Birmingham Public Library Poetry Slam Series

The Birmingham Public Library is hosting a monthly poetry slam starting October 1 at the Central Library. Held on the first Friday of each month, slams will be emceed by poetry slam events director Brian “Voice Porter” Hawkins. Each contestant contributes $5 to the pot, and winner takes all. Southern Fried Slam rules will be observed. A vendor with a liquor license will provide free beer for sampling. Good People Brewing Company will provide samples for the October 1 event. Slam participants must be 18 years or older. IDs will be checked. Live music at 6:00 p.m. Call time is 6:30 p.m. Check out the Bards & Brews page on Facebook for more information. Word up, y’all!

Central Library, 2100 Park Place
1st Friday of every month (except December) starting October 1
Bards & Brews: Birmingham Public Library Poetry Slam Series
6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Live music and sign-up is at 6:30
Call time is at 7:00

Additional information:
Brian Hawkins (AKA Brian Porter) will serve as emcee for the Bards & Brews poetry slam. He is a full-time performance artist and poetry slam events director. Mr. Hawkins has hosted "On Stage at the Carver" at the Carver Theater, the longest running poetry open mic in Birmingham (almost 7 years running). He has hosted numerous additional events of this nature and has also performed his own works many times and across the country.

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