• November celebrates Alabama’s Poet Laureate Andrew Glaze

    The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) presents an exhibit of photographs and memorabilia of Andrew Glaze, Alabama’s Poet Laureate. The exhibit opens on November 6 and runs through December 31 at the Central Library located at 2100 Park Place.

    Further celebrating Glaze’s newest published collection of poetry, local poets will honor Glaze in two readings in November: BPL’s Bards & Brews Open Mic on November 6, 2015, at the Central Library (honorary readings during half-time) and The Nitty Gritty Magic City poetry group on November 8, 2015, at The Desert Island Supply Company. READ MORE…

  • WOS helps students discover their inner-artist

    Addressing the Writing Our Stories audience, DYS Executive Director Steven Lafrenier said, “Having arts programs in the schools is important. These programs give students a chance to take a break from academics to discover what they have inside that they may not have known that they had before. It’s important that we're here today. It’s important to celebrate these young writers. ” READ MORE…

  • Christopher Thomas advises WOS writers to read and to mentor

    “How do we pull this thing off called ‘life’?” asked Christopher Thomas, a self-described entrepreneur, addressing the assembled students, guests, faculty, and staff in the Chapel on the Department of Youth Services Mt. Meigs Campus for the eighteenth annual Writing Our Stories (WOS) anthology release on October 22. “Successful people read.”