Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Monday, Oct. 31, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                               
Director of Public Relations                        
Birmingham Public Library                                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                                          
Bards & Brews Sister City Connection Open Mic Night to be held at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

WHO:       Birmingham Public Library
WHAT:     Bards & Brews Sister City Connection Open Mic Poetry Performance/Beer Tasting
WHEN:     Friday,  Nov. 4, 2016
WHERE:   Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, AL 35223
TIME:       Music by Josh Wheeler and beer/refreshments at 6:30 p.m.-Poetry begins at 7 p.m.

Birmingham, Ala. –The spotlight will shine on female spoken word artists as the Birmingham Public Library (BPL)’s popular spoken word poetry/craft beer tasting goes on the road this week.

Bards & Brews Sister City Connection Open Mic Poetry will take place on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Strange Auditorium, 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, AL 35223. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with light refreshments and craft beer as musical guest Josh Wheeler performs. Poetry begins to flow at 7 p.m. with Brian "Voice Porter" Hawkins serving as host.  Beer will be provided by Cahaba Brewing Co. and SweetWater Brewing Co.

This will be the last Bards & Brews of the year. 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 sample beer—ID is required. For more information, call 205-226-3670, email or 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 129 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.
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