Friday, October 08, 2010

Poetry Slam Workshops for Teens and Teachers at the Birmingham Public Library

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Poets, aspiring poets, and poetry clubs in grades 9-12, and teachers are invited to participate in free spoken word poetry workshops at the Birmingham Public Central Library (BPL) on November 6, December 4, and January 8, 2:00-4:00 p.m. If this is your first foray into spoken word poetry, or you’d like to take your skills to the next level, sign up. Each workshop will differ in focus. Planning to participate in the next BPL Word Up! contest? Now is the time to hone your skills. Space is limited. Call 226-3670 or email to reserve your spot.

The Desert Island Supply Company (DISCO), a nonprofit writing program based in Birmingham, and Real Life Poets, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to mentor young adults, encourage good communication and oratorical skills using spoken word poetry, will conduct these free workshops.

The workshops will be held on the following Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Central Library.

November 6, Story Castle
December 4, Story Castle
January 8, Arrington Auditorium, Linn-Henley Bldg., 4th floor

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