Theodore Roethke Poetry and Arts Festival

The Theodore Roethke Poetry & Arts Festival is a triennial celebration of the Pulitzer-winning poet Theodore Roethke, featuring various events on SVSU’s campus and throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region community. The highlight of this festival features the visit of a national poet who is the recipient of the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize. To learn more about this festival or past winners of the prize, please explore our website.

The next Roethke Poetry and Arts Festival is scheduled for March 18-23, 2022. 

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Roethke Poetry Prize

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Past Prize Winners

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About Roethke

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Roethke Festival Events

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Community Writing Contest

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Center for Community Writing


Festival Chair, Helen Raica-Klotz
Zahnow Library, Z 250
(989) 964-6062

Center for Community Writing
Zahnow Library, Z 250
(989) 964-2829

Writing Center
Zahnow Library, Z 250
(989) 964-6061