BPL Hosting Bards & Brews Poetry Slam Tonight, February 4, at Boutwell Auditorium


What: Bards & Brews Poetry Slam
When: Friday, February 4, 2022, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Boutwell Auditorium Exhibition Hall, 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Boulevard, Birmingham, AL, 35203
Details: 10 talented spoken word artists will compete for $300 in cash prizes ($150 1st place, $100 2nd, $50) in the Birmingham Public Library's first Bards & Brews poetry slam of 2022. On-site registration begins at 6:00 p.m. and poetry begins to flow at 6:30 p.m. $5 registration fee required for participating poets. Free admission. Must be 18 or order to attend and 21 or older to drink beer. Hop City Beer & Wine is the pourer and Ferus Artisan Ales is the beer provider. Ferus hosted Bards at its Trussville venue in July 2021. Bards & Brews is sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts. For more information, visit www.Facebook.com/BardsandBrews or www.cobpl.org

Birmingham, Ala. - Enjoy spoken word poetry? Join us at the Boutwell Auditorium in downtown Birmingham tonight, Friday, February 4, for the Birmingham Public Library’s first Bards & Brews Poetry Slam of 2022. 

Tonight's Bards & Brews poetry slam is limited to the first 10 poets to sign up on-site in the Boutwell Auditorium’s Exhibition Hall, 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd. There is a $5 registration fee to enter. The poets will compete for $300 in cash prizes. 

Registration will begin at 6:00 p.m. tonight and the poetry competition will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. You must be 18 or older to attend, and 21 or older to drink beer. 

A poetry slam is a competition using elimination rounds in which individuals perform their own original poetry before a panel of volunteer judges chosen from the audience. 

Hop City Craft Beer and Wine is the beer pourer for the event, and Ferus Artisan Ales of Trussville is donating beer for the event. Bards & Brews is sponsored by the Alabama State Council of the Arts, which provided a grant to the Friends Foundation of the Birmingham Public Library last fall.