The Friends of Theodore Roethke will host poet Marc Beaudin for a performance and writing workshop on Tuesday, February 8, at the Roethke House, 1805 Gratiot Ave., Saginaw. Parking is available on the sidestreets off Gratiot and in both Roethke House driveways.

The workshop, open to those 15 and up, will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Cost is $15 ($12 for Friends of Roethke members) and is payable at the door. Advance registration is required and space is limited. Please call 989-928-0430 to register. Participants should bring their own pen and paper or journals. A poetry performance by Beaudin will follow and is free and open to all.

Marc Beaudin is the poetry editor of CounterPunch and the author of several books, including The Moon Cracks Open: A Field Guide to the Birds and Other Poems and the novel A Handful of Dust. His work has been published in numerous journals, including Watershed, Avocet and The MacGuffin. He has been a featured poet at numerous venues across the country, and his poetry has been featured on several public radio stations and podcasts. He has taught poetry and writing at colleges, universities, libraries and arts centers for the past 15 years. Originally from Michigan, he now lives in the shadow of the Absaroka Mountains near Livingston, Montana. More information can be found at CrowVoice.com.

The Theodore Roethke Home Museum ("Roethke House") is the childhood home of the Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Theodore Roethke (1908-1963). The Roethke House has been preserved by the Friends of Theodore Roethke Foundation whose mission is to promote, preserve and protect the literary legacy of Theodore Roethke by restoring his family residences in Saginaw, Michigan, for cultural and educational opportunities. Please visit RoethkeHouse.org for more information.