Friday, October 06, 2017

Central Library to Host Bards & Brews Poetry Slam October 6


What: Bards & Brews spoken word poetry slam
When: Friday, October 6, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Central Library
Details: BPL’s popular spoken word poetry and craft beer event returns in a poetry slam format as part of the 2017 Eat Drink Read Write festival. Shaheed & DJ Supreme will be performing live at 6:30 p.m. and poetry will begin to flow just after 7:00 p.m. Must be 18 or older to enter and 21 or older to drink beer.

Join us October 6 at the Central Library for the return of the poetry slam format of Bards & Brews, the Birmingham Public Library’s popular spoken word poetry and craft beer event. The Bards & Brews poetry slam will be a part of BPL’s 2017 Eat Drink Read Write festival.

The slam will include cash prizes of $300 and $200 for the first and second place winners. BPL will be observing Southern Fried Slam rules for this event: poets will be competing over three rounds until only two poets remain for the final round. The judges will be chosen from members of the audience.

Sign up list for the slam will begin at 6:30 pm. The renowned hip-hop group Shaheed & DJ Supreme will be performing live at 6:30 p.m. and poetry will begin to flow just after 7 p.m. Free beer samples will be provided for attendees 21 and up by SweetWater Brewing Co., Babalu, and Wishes & Wonders are providing door prizes.

Bards & Brews is free, but attendees must be 18 and older to enter, and 21 or older to drink beer. IDs will be checked.

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