Overview of the 2018 Magic City Poetry Festival


Mon, April 2 from 6-8pm at Studio 2500

This is the official opening event of the 2018 Magic City Poetry Festival. We’ll kick the festival off with a networking mixer at Birmingham’s Studio 2500. Enjoy refreshments by Church Street Coffee and Books, a live piano performance, networking with local writers, a pop-up reading by several local poets (Lamar Wilson, Alina Stefanescu, Lauren Slaughter, Laura Secord, Shaunteka LaTrese), and an open mic for local performers, including two youth poets from Real Life Poets, Inc.


Hosted by Birmingham's Barry Marks. 

Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 6-8 pm at Naked Art Gallery

Join local poets, writers, and readers at this social gathering sponsored by the Alabama State Poetry Society and em-ceed by Barry Marks.

There will be free wine, cheese, and open mic opportunities.  10% of purchases made from Naked Art Gallery during the event will be donated to Alabama State Poetry Society.  


Saturday, April 7th, 3-5pm at DISCO

At this, the closing event of the Magic City Poetry Festival, join a great lineup of Birmingham readers—including youth poets from the Woodlawn Writers Corps, Maria Vargas, Kwoya Fagin Maples, Tina Mozelle Braziel, Katherine Webb, Jason McCall, and Alabama State Poet Laureate Jennifer Horne. This will also serve as an open house for DISCO, so come out to learn more about their programs!

The 2018 t-shirt!

The 2018 t-shirt!

A Local Podcast Created by Anne Bailey

Listen to Anne Markham Bailey’s special edition of the Present Tense Podcast featuring Magic City Poetry Festival poets and organizers.