Gifts from a Wordsmith Workshop, Tonight at 6:00

Dreaming about getting your poetry into print? On Tuesday, October 2, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Kim Conwell-Butler from Rocky Heights Print and Binding will lead a workshop on "the myths and truths about self-publishing” followed by a question and answer session.

The Birmingham Public Library is partnering with the non-profit creative writing organization, Real Life Poets, to offer free adult poetry workshops, Gifts of a Wordsmith, the first Tuesday of the month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Story Castle on the second floor of the Central Library.

The classes will cover topics such as how to get your thoughts down on paper, overcoming writer's block, copyright issues, self-publishing, how to perform, and more. The Friends of the Birmingham Public Library will fund the workshops.

For more information on the adult poetry class, contact John Paul Taylor at or 205-585-8271. The Real Life Poets website is The BPL contact is Haruyo Miyagawa, 205-226-3670. Her email address is

Workshop: Gifts of a Wordsmith Workshop
Presenter: Kim Con-Well Butler
Place: Central Library
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Registration: Not required