Save the dates: September 13 through 17, 2011, for Birmingham’s first Eat Drink Read Write Festival. In the works: A local tomato tasting, a mini foodie-film festival, a night of awesome Food Stories (share yours!), cupcakes, pie, beer tasting, life-changing conversations, and more! The festival is a collaboration between the Birmingham Public Library, the Birmingham Foodie Book Club, Slow Food Birmingham, and the Desert Island Supply Company. The Foodie Book Club will kick off the Festival on Tuesday night at the downtown library with an open-to-the-public discussion of our September pick, Tomatoland by Barry Estabrook. Follow the Festival on Twitter @EatDrinkFest for more details as they become available. Get ready to eat, drink, read, and write!