Gifts of a Wordsmith November Workshop

John Paul TaylorAward-winning poet and community activist John Paul Taylor will lead a free adult poetry workshop on Tuesday, November 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Central Library. Gifts of a Wordsmith will take place on the library's second floor in the Story Castle. The topic for the November 6 session will be “How to Organize Your Writing Life," focusing on a book called Six-Figure Freelancing: The Writer's Guide to Making More Money by Kelly James-Enger. The workshop will also deal with how to find work as a freelance writer.

These poetry workshops are held every first Tuesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the downtown Birmingham Public Library and is funded by the Friends of BPL.

Taylor is one of the founders of Real Life Poets, a nonprofit creative writing program based in Birmingham.

For more information on the adult poetry class, contact 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: "How to Organize Your Writing Life"
Presenter: John Paul Taylor
Place: Central Library
Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Registration: Not required