Thursday, October 06, 2016

Birmingham Public Library Young Professionals Presents An Evening of Literary Cocktails

What: Birmingham Public Library Young Professionals – An Evening of Literary Cocktails
When: Thursday, October 6, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Wine Loft
Details: Free admission, but attendees must be 21+. Event is part of the 2016 Eat Drink Read Write festival. See event schedule at

Did you know certain alcoholic beverages are inspired by literary works? The Birmingham Public Library Young Professionals (BPLYP) board is presenting an evening of literary cocktails at the Wine Loft with complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

The Wine Loft in downtown Birmingham

Several of Birmingham’s top bartenders will compete in a cocktail contest in which they will create cocktails inspired by works of Latin American literature. The judges for the contest include James Little, Anamaria Santiago, and Brandan Stuckey. FunnyMaine, a comedian who is also a DJ at 95.7 JAMZ in Birmingham, will provide entertainment. Follow him at

The event will take place in the heart of October’s Birmingham Art Crawl. This year's EDRW festival is dedicated to the idea that taking a risk and seeking out adventurous foods can result in great culinary experiences. Whether it is trying a Thai restaurant located in a gas station, buying ribs that have been cooked in a 55 gallon steel drum smoker in a parking lot, or foraging for wild blackberries along an old fence line, there are countless opportunities for culinary adventure in our daily lives.

EDRW will end on Friday, October 7, with a Bards & Brews Poetry Slam and beer sampling at the Central Library. Live music begins at 6:30 p.m. with poetry starting at 7:00 p.m.

See more details on the BPL Young Professionals event at

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