Your help is urgently needed to ensure that poetry survives and thrives! Between now and May 5, the Birmingham Public Library hopes to raise $7,000 to nurture an ever-growing number of teens who are passionate about poetry. We'd like to fulfill a dream to send a team of Birmingham-area youth to the Brave New Voices (BNV) international poetry competition this August. BNV has never seen a team from the state of Alabama--we can't let this situation continue!
Your tax-deductible gift will also fund a twelve-month series of poetry writing/performance workshops and open mic events for teens in the Birmingham metropolitan area led by the non-profit creating writing group Real Life Poets. Whatever amount you can afford will be appreciated.
At WORD UP!, the annual poetry slam for Jefferson County high schoolers, these young people have proven they have what it takes. Now these teens are ready to take on a much bigger stage. So help them get to Brave New Voices in Chicago this August. And help many more young people gain writing and public speaking skills that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
Visit the Library WishList page and donate today!