Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Bards & Brews: Birmingham Public Library Poetry Slam Series

Bards & Brews logo
The Birmingham Public Library is hosting a monthly poetry slam starting October 1 at the Central Library. Held on the first Friday of each month, slams will be emceed by poetry slam events director Brian “Voice Porter” Hawkins. Each contestant contributes $5 to the pot, and winner takes all. Southern Fried Slam rules will be observed. A vendor with a liquor license will provide free beer for sampling. Good People Brewing Company will provide samples for the October 1 event. Slam participants must be 18 years or older. IDs will be checked. Live music at 6:00 p.m. Call time is 6:30 p.m. Check out the Bards & Brews page on Facebook for more information. Word up, y’all!

Details
Central Library
1st Friday of every month (except December) starting October 1
Bards & Brews: Birmingham Public Library Poetry Slam Series
6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Live music and sign-up is at 6:30
Call time is at 7:00

Additional information:
Brian Hawkins (AKA Brian Porter) will serve as emcee for the Bards & Brews poetry slam. He is a full-time performance artist and poetry slam events director. Mr. Hawkins has hosted "On Stage at the Carver" at the Carver Theater, the longest running poetry open mic in Birmingham (almost 7 years running). He has hosted numerous additional events of this nature and has also performed his own works many times and across the country.

1 comment:

Farah said...

Maybe we can all get into the spirit.