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Poetry celebrated at DeKalb library

DeKALB – The DeKalb Public Library will host its second poetry night in celebration of Poetry Month at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Two local poets will read their work.

Becky Prafitt is a native of New Hampshire and a longtime resident of DeKalb. She is a retired from Safe Passage where she worked for years as a counselor and advocate for abused women and children. She has had several poems published and is the author of a nonfiction book, “The Birth Primer”.

Joseph Gastiger is a former English instructor at Northern Illinois University. Since 2001, has been a pastor at First Congregational United Church of Christ in DeKalb and he currently serves on the City of DeKalb’s Human Relations Commission, and on the boards of Oak Crest and the Youth Services Bureau. Gastiger has published two books of prose poems – “Loose Talk” and “If You So Desire” – with Lost Horse Press in Sandpoint, Idaho.

This program is free and open to all, no need to register. It will be held in the upper level Story & Activity Room.

For information, contact Dan Kenney at 815-793-0950.

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