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Uploaded on Sep 28, 2011
The Birmingham Public Library hosts Bards & Brews, the popular monthly poetry slam/beer tasting at the Central Library emceed by poetry slam events director Brian "Voice Porter" Hawkins. September's Bards & Brews was held Friday the 16th as part of the line-up for the first annual Eat Drink Read Write Festival http://www.bplonline.org/eatdrinkfest. The September event featured the winners of past Bards & Brews slams. The warm-up poets performed original poems related to food and drink. Free the Hops (FTH) provided information about craft beers. Back Forty Beer Company and Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company provided beer for sampling. Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu donated refreshments.
Check out the Bards & Brews page on Facebook for more information. This program is made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Word up, y'all!
Bards & Brews: Birmingham Public Library Poetry Slam Series Central Library, 2100 Park Place Friday, September 16, 2011 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Live music and sign-up is at 6:30 Call time is at 7:00