Bards & Brews Poetry Slam at Central Library October 5

Bards & Brews, the Birmingham Public Library's popular spoken-word poetry/craft beer program, is hosting its first poetry slam of 2018 at the Central Library Grand Reading Room on Friday, October 5, 6:30–9:00 p.m.

A slam is a competition using elimination rounds for the performance of poetry, judged by a panel chosen from the audience. The poetry slam is open to members of the public who pay a $5 fee to enter the competition. Voice Porter will emcee the event.

The Bards & Brews slam is free to attendees 18 and older; you must be at least 21 to drink the free craft beer samples. The first place winner of the poetry slam will receive $250; the second place winner will receive $150; and the third place winner will receive $50.

BPL hosts Bards & Brews monthly except December, usually on the first Friday evening. For more information and upcoming dates, visit Bards & Brews on Facebook or the BPL events calendar.

Prizes are made possible by a generous donation from the Friends Foundation of the Birmingham Public Library.