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Fall 2023 Workshop & Awards

This exciting weekend of poetry includes Bards & Brews poetry slam, two workshops with Joseph Woods, Poet Laureate of Knoxville, Tennessee, readings from our current Book of the Year and Poet of the Year, and Fall 2023 contest results!

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Fall 2023 Workshop & Awards
Fall 2023 Workshop & Awards

Time & Location

Oct 06, 2023, 6:30 PM – Oct 07, 2023, 2:30 PM

Birmingham, 5500 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35212, USA

Guests

About the Event

ASPS Fall Meeting

Date: October 6-7, 2023

Locations:

Friday night:  **CHANGE OF VENUE**

Hi-Wire Brewing

2901 4th Ave S Suite 1A

Birmingham, AL 35233

Saturday:  

Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO)

5500 1st Ave N.

Birmingham, AL 35212

Lodging:  

Mint House

300 18th St. S

Birmingham, AL 35233

Studio apartments with kitchen, queen beds, etc for $139 per night. Located in the heart of bustling Five Points South, steps from the city’s finest dining, restaurants, and shops.

***To reserve your room at the group rate, visit https://reservations.travelclick.com/115433?groupID=4060415 or call 855-972-9090 and ask for the Alabama State Poetry Society block by Friday, Sept. 22.

Cost: 

Members $10 (includes lunch)

Non-Members $25 (includes lunch)

Zoom only Members FREE (But you must register to get the link!)

Zoom only Non-Members $10

Zoom:  This meeting will be simulcast on Zoom, for those not attending in person. (Zoom will be for Saturday only.)

Presenter:

Joseph Woods, aka Black Atticus, is the current Poet Laureate of Knoxville, TN.  Atticus weaves the art of conversation through nu-sage wisdom with a dash of mother wit, the hard facts of life, and an honest sense of humor that hits home seamlessly.

Schedule:

Friday night

6:30-9 PM 

Bards and Brews poetry open mic will also serve as our first preliminary slam to qualify as ASPS representative to BlackBerryPeach in June.

Snacks will be served, and a free beer tasting from a local brewery is included.

Saturday

9 AM

Meet and Greet. Coffee and continental breakfast items provided.

9:30 – 10:30 AM

Workshop with Joseph Woods, Poet Laureate of Knoxville, TN:

Finding New Value in Your Older Poems – We often stop presenting older poems, or seeking publication and recognition for them because we are no longer “in that place” in our lives. We will remember how to find the value in the voice and the life that give these poems ongoing importance.

10:40 – 11:10 AM

Readings by Book of the Year and Poet of the Year winners: Nancy Owen Nelson and Roger Carlisle

11:15 AM– 12:15 PM 

Workshop with Joseph Woods, Poet Laureate of Knoxville, TN:

Writing tips to strengthen your work, awareness of audience, tips on presentation and memorization for those who are interested in public events.

12:15 – 1 PM:  Lunch

1 –??:  Fall 2023 ASPS Contest awards presentation and reading of winning poems.

Schedule


  • 2 hours 30 minutes

    Bards & Brews Slam

    Birmingham Public Library

  • 30 minutes

    Meet & greet Breakfast

    DISCO
5 more items available

Tickets

  • ASPS Member In-Person

    If you are an ASPS member and will be attending in person in Birmingham, this is for you! This includes lunch and continental breakfast.

    $10.00
  • Non-Member In-Person

    If you are not an ASPS member and will be attending in person, please choose this option. Lunch is included. Or you can join ASPS for just $20 for the year (or just $7 if you're a student!) and attend at the member rate!

    $25.00
  • ASPS Member via Zoom

    If you are an ASPS member and cannot join us in person, "purchase" this FREE ticket to obtain the Zoom link.

    $0.00
  • Non-Member via Zoom

    If you are not an ASPS member and will attend virtually, this ticket is for you! Or you can join ASPS for just $20 for the year (or just $7 for students!) and attend for free!

    $10.00

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