Press Release - Detail
For release Wednesday, October 6, 2010
CONTACT: Linda Wilson
Staff Development Coordinator, Public Relations Department
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746

Bards & Brews: Birmingham Public Library November Poetry Slam

The Birmingham Public Library hosts its second poetry slam on November 5 at the Central Library. BPL’s October slam showcased both veteran slammers and first-timers—and a great time was had by all. Held on the first Friday of each month (except December), slams are 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. Supreme Beverage Company will donate beer for sampling. Slam participants must be 18 years or older. IDs will be checked. Live music at 6:30 p.m. Call time is 7:00 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)
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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