DeKalb’s Third Annual Poetry Slam set April 27

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In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will host its third annual Poetry Slam on Friday, April 27, 7 p.m., at Mason Mill Recreation Center, 1340 McConnell Drive, Decatur. 

DeKalb youths, ages 5 to 17, who would like to participate in the event must register by April 20.

The Poetry Slam features young poets and writers from DeKalb during an evening that celebrates the power of words and music. 

To register, visit and click the “Register Now” button on the department’s homepage, or register in person at any DeKalb recreation center.

Admission to attend the Poetry Slam is $5 per person.

For more information, contact LaShanda Davis, Recreation, and Parks and Cultural Affairs public relations specialist, at 404-371-3643 or

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