AL Poet Laureate Ashley Jones hosting Bards & Brews Friday, March 11
|We hope to see you there! Flyer design by Lisa Mitchell.|
Keep reading to find out more about Ashley Jones and Bards & Brews: "Strong Her."
Our next Bards & Brews is an open mic night dedicated to Women's History Month themed "Strong Her" held at the Central Library. This open mic night is open to everyone to perform and no registration is required for this event.
|AL Poet Laureate Ashley Jones. Photo from Photo by Amarr Croskey.|
Ashley Jones, the youngest and first black writer to be named the state's Poet Laureate, previously joined us for our 2021 Local Authors Expo. Making history herself, this local poet and ambassador for poetry is the perfect host for Bards & Brews: "Strong Her."
You can checkout collections of her poetry in the our catalogue.
Patrons will begin the evening listening to the musical stylings of local recording artist Monica King Slater, previously featured for her debut single. Local poets will then take the stage at the Central Library to share original spoken word tributes to powerful women.
Bards & Brews is sponsored by the Alabama State Council of the Arts.
|Join us for the opening reception. Flyer designed by Lisa Mitchell.|
Setting the night for "Strong Her," Madeline Burkhardt, Adult Education Coordinator/Curator of the Rosa Parks Museum, is giving a talk on their traveling exhibit at the opening reception of Tired of Giving In: Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycotts. Opening reception is from 6:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m., and Tired of Giving In will be on display from Monday March, 7—Tuesday, April 1.
- When: Friday, March 11 | From 7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
- Where: Central Library | 2100 Park Pl, Birmingham, AL 35203
- Details: Enjoy an open mic night dedicated to Women's History Month at the Central Library hosted by Alabama Poet Laureate Ashley Jones and musical entertainment provided by local recording artist Monica King Slater. Bards & Brews: "Strong Her" is preceded by the opening reception of Tired of Giving In: Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Open mic night is open to everyone to perform and registration is not required.
By Cheyenne Trujillo | Library Assistant Ⅲ, Public Relations