Learn to Slam at BPL's Workshops!

from Birmingham Public Library's blog:

The Birmingham Public Library is working with DISCO (Desert Island Supply Company) and Real Life Poets to offer four workshops for high school students grades 9-12 who are into slam poetry. These free-standing sessions will be held at the Central Library and are free of charge. Interested students may attend one or all of the workshops as each will vary in focus.

The workshops will be held on the following Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Central Library.

October 2, Story Castle, Youth Dept., 2nd floor
November 6, Story Castle
December 4, Story Castle
January 8, Arrington Auditorium, Linn-Henley Bldg., 4th floor

Space is limited for each session, and prior registration is required. Students should e-mail Haruyo Miyagawa (hm@bham.lib.al.us) or call 226-3670 to reserve a spot.

These workshops are made possible by BPL's partners, DISCO and Real Life Poets (RLP). DISCO is a nonprofit writing program based in Birmingham, Alabama, run by passionate volunteers who believe in the power of storytelling and are dedicated to providing Birmingham students with more opportunities to write. RLP is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to mentor young adults, encouraging good communication and oratorical skills using spoken word poetry. RLP consists of Emmy-nominated spoken word artists, producers, veteran performers and writers. RLP regularly provides spoken word workshops and mentoring opportunities to the youth in our community.