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Entitled “Strong Her,” this month’s event will focus on women in history. It will follow the reception for “Tired of Giving In: Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott,” a traveling exhibit.
In this fantastic collaboration, Hop City Craft Beer & Wine will provide beer, and Birmingham-based recording artist, Monica King Slater, will provide musical entertainment
Meet Alabama Poet Laureate Ashley Jones, Scheduled to Host Bards & Brews Open Mic
Poet extraordinaire, Ashley M. Jones, is Alabama’s youngest and first Black woman Poet Laureate of the state of Alabama (2022-2026). She holds an MFA in Poetry from Florida International University (FIU), with poems and essays forthcoming in a host of journals and anthologies, including CNN and Academy of American Poet.
Jones is a faculty member in the Creative Writing Department at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. She is also a member of the Core Faculty at the Converse University Low Residency MFA Program, and recently served as a guest editor for Poetry Magazine.
ABOUT BARDS & BREWS
The Alabama State Council on the Arts, which is a sponsor of the Bards & Brews series, provides arts funding to organizations across the state of Alabama.
Bards & Brews was co-founded by the late Brian “A Free Voice” Porter Hawkins, the former Creative Director, and Emcee, who humbly notes that the event was an idea initially formed by Haruyo Miyagawa, a librarian at the Central Library in downtown Birmingham. Hawkins was an incredible advocate for the arts and strived to promote literacy as frequently as he could throughout the city of Birmingham, hosting the popular event since its launch before suddenly passing away on August 25, 2021, just short two weeks of the August 13 Bards & Brews event.
An event that continues to bring an amazing array of talented and diverse poets together, the Bards & Brews “Strong Her” event will be on Friday, March 11, 2022.
TIME: Friday, March 11, 2022, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Birmingham Central Public Library, 2100 Park Pl., Birmingham, AL 35203
DETAILS: Visit Bards & Brews on Facebook