The 2015 Eat Drink Read Write Festival
will be Oct. 6 - 9, 2015 at various Birmingham locations.
This year's Eat Drink Read Write festival is structured
around the concept of a four course dinner and will serve up
tantalizing offerings that appeal to a variety of tastes and
audiences. The festival brings together food, culinary arts, and
literature in an engaging format for the entertainment and
enrichment of the entire community.
A major highlight of the week will be
the Thursday, Oct. 8 presentation from Matt Lewis and Renato
Poliafito of Baked NYC, a New York bakery that has been featured
on various national media outlets. The bakery's brownie has been
listed as one of "Oprah's Favorite Things." Lewis is a graduate
of the University of Alabama.
They are former ad men, turned bakery
owners and cookbook authors. They will discuss their bakery,
dole out samples from their restaurant and more. Their 2010
Baked Explorations, is a tribute to American treats and
baked goods that range from regional gems to family secrets.
EDRW will end on Friday, Oct. 9 with
Bards & Brews poetry and beer sampling event at the Central
Most EDRW events are free.
Eat Drink, Read Write is produced by The Birmingham Public
Library (BPL) and partner organizations.
Contributions and Support
Funding for the Eat Drink
Read Write Festival was made possible by:
Alabama State Council on the Arts
Friends of BPL
Protective Life Foundation
Generous contributions and
support were provided by:
Avondale Brewing Company
Back Forty Beer Company
The Bar Hops
Cahaba Brewing Company
Good People Brewing
Hotbox at Parkside
The J. Clyde
Lawson State Community
College's Culinary Arts Program
United States Bartenders' Guild
Vulcan Park & Museum
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