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Bards & Brews Spoken Word Poetry Performance/Beer Tasting
Bards & Brews is a spoken word poetry performance/beer tasting event hosted by the Birmingham Public Library usually held on the first Friday of each month except December. Slams are held quarterly in January, April, July, and October; the other sessions are open mic. The event is emceed by performance artist and poetry events director Voice Porter. Live musical performances are held before the poetry performances begin. Craft beer is donated by breweries from around the region. The staff from J. Clyde usually pours for the evening. You must be 18 or over to attend, and 21 or over to drink. Bring your ID. Come early, as these events are well attended.

Birmingham Public Library

2100 Park Place · Birmingham, AL

What we're about


Birmingham Art Lovers ( is for people 25+ who enjoy music, theatre, film, dance, art, literature etc. Bring your love of art to events such as live concerts, plays, movies, dance shows, gallery openings, poetry readings, to name a few.

This group is specifically designed for local art lovers who want to meet other art lovers to hear/watch/see ALL types of art in and around the Birmingham area. You do not need to be a performer/artist. Just someone who appreciates the value and beauty of art in our culture.

We encourage a collaborative, cooperative atmosphere. If you want to suggest a new Meetup, please do so and 1) the organizer will approve it, or 2) your event will automatically be posted when 3 or more members say they are attending.**

We ask members to pay a nominal membership fee of $12 per year:

• to cover Meetup group costs,

• to improve engagement (if you pay for something--you are committed!)

• to improve the quality of our Meetups

• to ensure transparency our meetup dues/costs are visible to members

Thank you. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Take care.


Your Birmingham Art Lover Organizer and ASFA alum ( (Dance 1990),

Andrea Wilson Woods (

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P.S. If you are inactive in the group for over six months, you may be removed.* You will not be blocked and may join again in the future.

*Meetup charges the organizer based on the total number of members--active or not. While our $12/year dues help sustain the group, occasionally the organizer may have to cover outstanding costs. Therefore, removing inactive members reduces our costs. It's not personal; it's practical. Thank you!

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