Bards & Brews Virtual Poetry Slam to be Held Friday, January 8, 2021


What: Bards & Brews Virtual Poetry Slam 

When: Friday, January 8, 2021, 6:00 p.m. 

Where: Bards &  Brews Facebook Page

Details: BPL's poetry slam is open to the 10 poets who pay a $10 fee to enter the competition. The winner will receive a $300 grand prize. The winner will be chosen by a panel of guest judges. Register at between January 1 and January 6, 2021.  

Birmingham, Ala.-Some of Alabama's most talented spoken word poets will be competing for a $300 grand prize on Friday, January 8, 2021 as  the Birmingham Public Library hosts its first ever virtual  Bards & Brews Poetry Slam. 

The Bards & Brews Virtual Slam will take place live beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8 on the Bards & Brews Facebook page (

This will be BPL’s first poetry slam since October 2019, held at the Central Library

A poetry slam is a competition using elimination rounds for the performance of spoken word poetry, judged by a panel. Unlike past Bards & Brews poetry slams held in person with attendees in the audience serving as judges, this slam will be held virtually and include guest judges.


Voice Porter, who was featured in a n August 2019 national spotlight by Starbucks Coffee, will serve as emcee.


Bards & Brews is supported by the Friends Foundation of the Birmingham Public Library.