Monday, May 01, 2017

Bards & Brews Open Mic Poetry Event Scheduled for May 5 at Central Library

Bards & Brews poet Jahman Hill at the All Star Show

What: Bards & Brews open mic spoken word poetry/beer tasting
When: Friday, May 5, 2017. Music by HidNTrackz begins at 6:30 p.m., spoken word poetry at 7:00 p.m
Where: Central Library
How to Donate:  Call Olivia Alison at 205-226-3613. Donations are being accepted at the door, online at www.bplonline.org/about/contributions/ or by mail at Birmingham Public Library, Development Department, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203

If you’re looking for something fun to do to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, make plans to be at the Central Library in downtown Birmingham for Bards & Brews, the Birmingham Public Library’s popular spoken word poetry-beer tasting event on Friday, May 5, 2017.

This event will be open mic, allowing both novice and veteran poets to sign up to share their spoken word talent. Beer tasting will be available courtesy of Avondale Brewing Company. The J. Clyde will be serving the beer. Hip-hop artist HidNTrackz will provide musical entertainment beginning at 6:30 p.m., with poetry beginning to flow at 7:00 p.m. with poet Brian “Voice Porter” Hawkins serving as host.

The public can make donations to support Bards & Brews at www.bplonline.org/about/contributions/, or send donations to Birmingham Public Library, Development Department, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203.

For more information about Bards & Brews, call Brandon C. Smith of the Eastwood Branch Library at 205-591-4944 or email him at bcsmith@bham.lib.al.us. Follow Bards & Brews on Facebook and look for more news on fundraising efforts on the BPL website at www.bplonline.org.

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