Overview of the 2018 Magic City Poetry Festival
OPENING MIXER AND OPEN MIC
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.
WINE, CHEESE, & POETRY
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.
COMMUNITY POETRY SHOWCASE
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!
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.