Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
CONTACT:    Carrie Campbell, Arts, Literature and Sports Department  
Birmingham Public Library                          
Phone: (205) 226-3670                                  
Wordsmiths: Free poetry workshop series for adults holding first fall meeting at Central Library on Tuesday, Oct. 4
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA—The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) announces that after a brief hiatus, its popular Gifts of the Wordsmith workshops will once again welcome poets of all ages, experience and levels of confidence. Renamed “Wordsmiths,” the workshops will offer informal, welcoming programs for poets to improve their writing and enjoy one another’s poetry.
Workshops are held at the Central Library on the first Tuesdays of the month from 6 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. (first meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 4) and on the third Saturdays 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (first meeting Oct. 15.) All meetings are held in the First Floor Conference Room in the Central Library at 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203.
Poet Emily Dickinson once said, “If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.” Geared towards adults, Wordsmiths poetry workshops are designed for poets to participate as much or as little as they wish. While workshop leaders choose the program, all will include opportunities for poets to share their work with their peers and, if they wish, receive feedback and suggestions.
Bring copies of your poems, but do not feel that you must hand them out or invite comments. Feel free to read . . . or just listen and enjoy.
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 129 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.
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