The 2nd Annual Magic City Poetry Festival starts this week.
What do you do if you have a dream of a hosting a poetry festival in your hometown? If you’re Birmingham poet Ashley M. Jones, you make it happen.
AWC is proud to partner with Magic City Poetry Festival in support of the second annual poetry festival that celebrates poetry, art, and community in Birmingham, Alabama.
Birmingham’s magic is not the province of a few but the creation of many artists, writers, educators, nonprofits, and activists. Over the coming month, Alina Stefanescu will spotlight Birmingham poets and community partners in a series of “Love Letters”. You can read about MCPF’s love for DISCO, Church Street Coffee, and Real Life Poets and Freedom House.
Mark your calendars for the following events (and get details from the website):
MLK Jr. Day of Remembrance Kickoff with Ashley M. Jones & L. Lamar Wilson on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 (UAB)
Art After 5 with Bards N’ Brews on Friday, April 5th (Birmingham Museum of Art)
Free Poetry Workshop for Teens on Saturday, April 6th (Birmingham Public Library Downtown, Arrington Auditorium)
Sonia Sanchez Quilting Session with Bibb & Tucker Sew-Op on Saturday April 6th (Birmingham Public Library Downtown)
6th Annual Spoken Truth Poetry Festival on Saturday April 6th (UAB)
Woodlawn Sunset Poetry Block Party on Saturday April 6th (Woodlawn)
Future Minds Clapback Poetry Reading and Open Mic on Sunday, April 7th (Desert Island Supply Co.)
Poets In Translation Reading and Panel on Wednesday, April 10 (Alabama School of Fine Arts)
Free Poetry Workshop for Teens on Saturday, April 13th (Birmingham Public Library Downtown Location)
Sister City Listens to the Community: Open Mic and Reading on Sunday April 14th (Freedom House)
AND SO MUCH MORE!