"Life is good where grits are swallered.”

On the eve of our second annual Eat Drink Read Write Festival, let us take a moment to remember the immortal words of Southern humorist Roy Blount, Jr,:

“True grits, more grits, fish, grits and collards.
Life is good where grits are swallered.”

Life is indeed good here in Birmingham (and at BPL) where grits are "swallered." And for EDRW, we'll have much more than grits. We'll have cheese, craft beer, pizza pie, gourmet popcorn, Junior Mint brownies and M&M cookies, Conecuh sausage skewers with roasted Alabama peppers and onions served with a mustard jam, appetizers from local chefs and bakeries, and all manner of refreshments in between.

We'll also enjoy books, lectures, movies, discussions, stories, and crafts with a host of great participants and attendees. It's going to be a scream.We're thrilled about the attention this year's EDRW has garnered from media outlets all over the city, state, and region.

And don't forget our GRAND PRIZE giveaway!!!. 
(A pair of tickets to see the one and only Anthony Bourdain in Birmingham!)

Registered EDRW attendees will be eligible to enter a drawing for a pair of tickets to see renowned chef and author Anthony Bourdain—the bad boy of cuisine—on November 1 at UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. His show is called Anthony Bourdain: Guts & Glory. You must attend an EDRW event in order to enter the drawing. A winner will be selected and notified. (A huge thanks to the Alys Stephens Center for donating such a generous prize.)

In fact, we want to thank ALL our wondrous and delicious EDRW partners as well as the Friends of the Birmingham Public Library for helping to sponsor the event!

We look forward to seeing everyone soon! Bon Appetit!