Popular Bards & Brews Takes Place November 6 at the Central Library

Voice Porter and the merry crowd at the Eat Drink Read Write Bards & Brews in October

Birmingham Public Library's popular Bards & Brews poetry performance/beer tasting series takes place this Friday, November 6, at the Central Library. Usually held the first Friday of each month, the November event features beer provided by Good People Brewing Co. and Back Forty Beer Co.—The J. Clyde will handle the pouring. This event will feature a special tribute to Alabama's poet laureate, Andrew Glaze.

The festivities start at 6:30 p.m. with live music, beer tasting, and light refreshments. The poetry begins to flow at 7:00 p.m. with Brian "Voice Porter" Hawkins serving as host. The event is made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Admission is free and open to the public; however, attendees must be at least 18 to enter and 21 to participate—ID is required.

There will be no Bards & Brews in December. The next Bards & Brews will be a poetry slam on January 8. For more information, call 205-226-3670 or email hm@bham.lib.al.us, and visit the Bards & Brews Facebook page or http://www.bplonline.org/programs/BardsBrews.aspx.