Kansas Poet Laureate Kevin Rabas of Emporia will visit Marysville Thursday and Friday, with several workshops and activities scheduled. Carol Caffrey of Lillis will lead a hands-on card making workshop Thursday afternoon from 1 – 3 p.m., crafting cards that can be inscribed with poetry that you can create during a session with Rabas following, Thursday at 3:30. All materials provided, at no cost. For more information contact Carol Caffrey at (785) 396-4447. The events will be held at the Koester House Museum downtown.
Rabas is also a jazz drummer, and will join the Marshall County Community Band for their Thursday evening performance, beginning at 7:30 also at the Koester House. He will read poetry for kids at the Marysville Public Library on Friday morning at 10:30, and the public is welcome to join him for a fine arts lunch Friday at noon at the arts center. Reservations for the lunch or the workshops may also be directed to Sharon Kessinger with the Koester House Committee, or Wayne Kruse with Marshall County Arts Cooperative.