Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Monday, August 31, 2015
CONTACT: Angela Fisher Hall, Director
Birmingham Public Library System                                                                  
Phone: (205) 226-3616    

Popular Bards & Brews Takes Place This Friday at Ruffner Mountain
WHO: Birmingham Public Library (BPL)
WHAT: Bards & Brews Program for September 4, 2015
WHEN: Friday, September 4, 2015
WHERE: Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve’s Back Porch, 1214 81st Street South, Birmingham, Alabama 35206
TIME: Music by Bob Marston starts at 6:30 p.m. and Poetry Performances begin at 7:00 p.m.               

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM:  Birmingham Public Library’s (BPL) popular Bards & Brews poetry performance/beer tasting series takes place this Friday at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve’s Back Porch. Usually held the first Friday of each month, the September event features beer provided by Back Forty Beer Company out of Gadsden and will be an Open Mic event. The program is made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Admission is free and open to the public; however, attendees must be at least 18 to enter and 21 to participate—ID is required. Ruffner Mountain is located at 1214 81st Street South, Birmingham, Alabama 35206.

The October Bards & Brews will be a Slam and it is scheduled in conjunction with the library’s annual Eat Drink Read Write (EDRW) Festival on Friday, October 9, 2015. Taking place the second Friday in October, this very special edition of EDRW takes place at BPL’s Central Library located at 2100 Park Place, Birmingham 35203. For more information, call 205-226-3670, e-mail, visit the Bards & Brews Facebook page or go to

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BPLFor additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 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 128 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.
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