Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Friday, October 30, 2015
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams, Director of Public Relations    
Birmingham Public Library                                               
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                                                        

Popular Bards & Brews Takes Place November 6 at the Central Library

WHO:              Birmingham Public Library
WHAT:            Bards & Brews Poetry Performance/Beer Tasting
WHEN:            Friday, November 6, 2015
WHERE:          Central Library Downtown, 2100 Park Place
TIME:              Music by Nabeel starts at 6:30 p.m. and poetry performances begin at 7:00
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—Birmingham Public Library's (BPL) popular Bards & Brews poetry performance/beer tasting series takes place this Friday, November 6, at the Central Library of the Birmingham Public Library System. Usually held the first Friday of each month, the November event features beer provided by Good People Brewing Co. and Back Forty Beer Co.—The J. Clyde will handle the pouring. This event will feature a special tribute to Alabama's poet laureate, Andrew Glaze.

The festivities start at 6:30 p.m. with live music, beer tasting, and light refreshments. The poetry begins to flow at 7:00 p.m. with Brian "Voice Porter" Hawkins serving as host. The event 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.
There will be no Bards & Brews in December. The next Bards & Brews will be a poetry slam on January 8. For more information, call 205-226-3670, email, visit the Bards & Brews Facebook page, or

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. 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 19 locations and serving the community for 128 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.
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