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What: Birmingham Public Library Young Professionals “An Evening of Literary Cocktails”
When:  Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Where:  The Wine Loft, 2201 First Ave. North, Birmingham, AL 35203 
Details: Event is part of the 2016 Eat Drink Read Write festival. See event schedule at
Birmingham Public Library Young Professionals Presents “An Evening of Literary Cocktails”
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama-Did you know certain alcoholic beverages are inspired by literary works?  The Birmingham Public Library Young Professionals (BPLYP) board is presenting an evening of literary cocktails at the Wine Loft, 2201 1st Ave. North in downtown Birmingham, with complimentary hors d’oeuvres. The event, a part of the 2016 Eat Drink Read Write (EDRW) festival, will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016.
Several of Birmingham’s top bartenders will compete in a cocktail contest in which they will create cocktails inspired by works of Latin American literature.
The judges for the contest include James Little, Anamaria Santiago, and Brandan Stuckey. FunnyMaine, a comedian who is also a DJ at 95.7 JAMZ in Birmingham, will provide entertainment. Follow him at   
The event will take place in the heart of October’s Birmingham Art Crawl. This year's EDRW festival is dedicated to the idea that taking a risk and seeking out adventurous foods can result in great culinary experiences. Whether it is trying a Thai restaurant located in a gas station, buying ribs that have been cooked in a 55 gallon steel drum smoker in a parking lot, or foraging for wild blackberries along an old fence line, there are countless opportunities for culinary adventure in our daily lives.
 EDRW will end on Friday, October 7, with a Bards & Brews Poetry Slam and beer sampling at the Central Library, 2100 Park Place in downtown Birmingham. Live music begins at 6:30 p.m. with poetry starting at 7 p.m. 
See more details on the BPL Young Professionals event at
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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