Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Thursday, September 5, 2013.
CONTACT: Angela Fisher Hall  
Associate Director                                           
Birmingham Public Library System                                                                       
Phone: (205) 226-3614                                                                     
September Bards & Brews Program Returns to the Central Library
Popular library event to feature Open Mic session
Birmingham, Alabama—Birmingham Public Library’s (BPL) popular Bards & Brews poetry performance/beer tasting series will return to the Central Library on Friday, September 13, 2013. The library is located at 2100 Park Place. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with live music, and poetry performances start at 7:00. The September session will be OPEN MIC. Emcee Brian “Voice Porter” Hawkins will deftly guide both novice and veteran poets through an evening of verse with topics that run the gamut from romantic relationships to the local political scene.  The program is free of charge and open to the public.

Craft beer will be available for sampling courtesy of J. Clyde and light refreshments will be served.  Attendees must be 18 years or older to be admitted and 21 years or older to be served. IDs will be checked.

Bards & Brews is usually held on the first Friday of the month at various locations around town.   The next session will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013 at the Avondale Brewery located 201 41st Street South.  That session will be a SLAM. Check out the Bards & Brews page on Facebook for more information. This program is made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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 nineteen locations and serving the community for 126 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.  For additional information, visit our website at and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  

MEDIA:  Media coverage of this event is welcomed.  For additional information, or photographs from previous events, please call Angela Fisher Hall at (205) 226-3614.
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