The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) is
planning to feed the mind, body and soul during its upcoming Eat
Drink Read Write Festival planned for September 8-15, 2012. BPL
and event partners Birmingham Foodie Book Club, Birmingham
Originals, Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO), the J.Clyde, MIX,
and Whole Foods Market will present a series of free programs
bringing food, culinary arts, and literature to the table in a
stimulating format. The goal of the Eat Drink Read Write
Festival is to raise awareness of food-related issues in our
community by exploring these concerns from a variety of
Eat Drink, Read Write is produced by The Birmingham Public
Library (BPL) and partner organizations, Birmingham Foodie Book
Club, Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO), Birmingham Originals,
The J. Clyde, MIX Bakery, and Whole Foods Market.
Birmingham Foodie Book Club
reads anything that
has to do with food - fiction, nonfiction, history, essay,
memoirs, humor, anthologies, and novels. We enjoy wine, food,
and each other's company at every meeting. Join us on the second
Tuesday of every month.
Birmingham Originals is an organization of local
restaurant and community members working together to increase
awareness of our unique regional flavors, locally produced food,
and celebrating our contributions and interactions within
Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO) is a
non-profit (501c) creative writing program based in the Woodlawn
neighborhood of Birmingham that works primarily with youth to
give them more opportunities to write.
The J. Clyde,
a bar on historic Cobb Lane, offers the widest selection of
craft beer and fresh ales and lagers in the area. The unique
building was originally horse pens and later a 1920's era
garage. The J. Clyde is located at 1312 Cobb Lane.
is a modern-cool artisanal bakery and cafe in downtown
Birmingham, featuring an extraordinary array of handcrafted
breads and pastries and a seasonal menu that uses locally grown
ingredients. Chris Dupont, chef and owner, is a James Beard
Foundation Award semifinalist for Best Chef in the South and is
also the chef and owner of downtown's Cafe Dupont. MIX Bakery
and Café is located at 1820 4th Ave. N. Café Dupont at 113 20th
Whole Foods Market is a major retailer of
natural and organic foods with a commitment to sustainable
agriculture and increasing the market for organic products.
Funding for the Eat Drink Read Write Festival was made possible
Friends of the Birmingham Public Library
Generous contributions and Support were
Avondale Brewing Company
Back Forty Beer
Birmingham Originals Member Restaurants
MIX Bakery and Cafe
Whole Foods Market
Eat Drink Read Write T-shirts
are on sale for $15 at the Friends' Bookstore at the Central
library location, The J. Clyde, MIX Bakery and Café,
Whole Foods Market, and at each EDRW event. Thanks to earth
creations for providing the T-shirts.
should look for someone to eat and
drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.