Category Archives: Local events

A ‘Terminal’ beginning

We are happy to offer this call to arms from MOB member Andre:

The Terminal is one of the newest online publications in Birmingham, serving as a hub for information about what’s going on in the region. We’re looking for some folks who wouldn’t mind writing a few sentences every now and then to help the cause of covering the city with a different sort of lens.

We’re meeting at 5:45 p.m. Thursday (July 19) at Speakeasy 1920, 1920 3rd Ave. North, to go over what’s currently needed. This includes helping us update our calendar and just writing, even if it’s short, about local events.

We’re new and we’re a little different, so if you don’t mind that, come on over on Thursday evening. If you’ve got questions or want to learn more, visit or contact Andre Natta by e-mail,, or phone, 205.276.6585.

Birmingham’s June Ed2010 event


Greetings, Edsters!

With summer here and the quick approach of Independence Day, we thought wheelbarrow races would be a perfect fit for our June event. Unfortunately, our small Ed test audience disagreed. Instead…

Ed2010,, is a networking group for aspiring magazine editors who want to reach their dream jobs by the year 2010.

As long as this rain continues to hold off, we’ll be at the tables outside.

See you there,
Kathleen and Carla Jean
Birmingham Ed2010 Co-hostesses

The 2nd Hand: Call for entries

The evening of Friday, Sept. 7, THE2NDHAND, Birmingham and Chicago’s broadsheet and online magazine for new prose writing, will host a reading in downtown Birmingham featuring four showcased authors in conjunction with Birmingham’s Artwalk festival and juried show — at least one of those authors will be chosen by competition.

Birmingham- or area-based authors should:

  1. send stories 2,500 words or less in length;
  2. be comfortable performing them for an audience.

Winners will receive a $100 award, be published in a special Artwalk edition of THE2NDHAND, and participate in the Sept. 7 reading, with published authors from around the country. Please limit submissions to one or two stories per author. Join us.

Stories can be sent to in a double-space Word document or comparable file. Alternately, post to:

Todd Dills, Editor & Publisher
1827 First Ave. N. #301
Birmingham, AL 35203

For more info call 205-323-8037.

Be sure to include all pertinent contact information with each story, both in the document and in the body of your e-mail. Submissions will be accepted through June 30.

Todd Dills

Podcasting powwow

Daniel Walters of Digitally Demented announces:

What do an emergency physician, a punk rock DJ obsessed with dead people, a tank girl who has a thing for bunnies, and a production-crazed college student all have in common?

No, we’re not all losing our minds, we’re getting together. OK, maybe the better way to say it is that we’re holding a get-together.

Tuesday, May 22, at the Pita Stop at 6 p.m., we’re looking to invite anyone and everyone interested in podcasting. 1106 12th St. S. [map]

Yes, I said podcasting. It’s that new buzzword that’s been flying around for the last two or three years now and we want Birmingham to get in on this bandwagon.

We’ll be hanging out, grabbing some grub, and answering any questions that we can answer about podcasting.

If you have a remote interest in podcasting, audio production, or just wanna hang out with some cool people, come on out! We’d love to have you!

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Ad Fed networking/lunch meeting

Photography: What everyone needs to know

Working with photographers is always exciting. But what do you need to know to make the job go by easier? And, sometimes there isn’t time to hire a photographer and stock is needed. What do you do then? What’s the difference in royalty-free and rights managed? Is stock available even from local photographers?

Have a question or want to hear some tricks of making this work go by smoothly? Come to the April Birmingham Ad Fed meeting.

  • Who: Photography panel (Billy Brown, Marc Bondarenko, Philip Griffith and Arden Ward)
  • When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, April 20
  • Where: Alagasco, 20 S. 20th St. [map]
  • Cost: free to members, $20 for guests

RSVP by April 17 to

For more information, visit Ad Fed / MySpace or call 205-942-0100.

PhotoCamp Birmingham

windowslivewriterphotocampbirmingham-950e366666680-ecb9229848-o6.jpgIf you’re a photographer — professional, amateur, whatever — be sure to check out PhotoCamp Birmingham, an all-day “unconference.” You participate, you present, you learn. It’s that simple.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Homewood Public Library, 1721 Oxmoor Rd.

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