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Contests and Scholarship

To recognize and celebrate the work of Theodore Roethke, SVSU provides an award in the form of a $3,000 scholarship to a serious creative writer (no matter their major) every three years, and the Center for Community Writing sponsors a creative writing contest based on Roethke's work for the larger community. For the 2021 Festival, SVSU is collaborating with the Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services (STARS) to create a mural celebrating Roethke and his work on city bus. To apply to be a muralist for this project, or to learn more about other writing opportunities, see below.


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