Bards & Brews Open Mic Session at Central Library, September 13

Bards & Brews, August 2013

Birmingham Public Library’s (BPL) popular Bards & Brews poetry performance/beer tasting series will return to the Central Library on Friday, September 13, 2013. The library is located at 2100 Park Place. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with live music, and poetry performances start at 7:00. The September session will be OPEN MIC. Emcee Brian “Voice Porter” Hawkins will deftly guide both novice and veteran poets through an evening of verse with topics that run the gamut from romantic relationships to the local political scene. The program is free of charge and open to the public.

Craft beer will be available for sampling courtesy of The J. Clyde and light refreshments will be served. Attendees must be 18 years or older to be admitted and 21 years or older to be served. IDs will be checked.

Bards & Brews is usually held on the first Friday of the month at various locations around town. The next session will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013 at the Avondale Brewery located 201 41st Street South. That session will be a SLAM. Check out the Bards & Brews page on Facebook for more information. This program is made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.