SpoFest! Spoken Word in Sedalia Missouri

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An eclectic mix of original music and spokenword from regional and national poets, writers and musicians
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Kurai Haiku by James Bryant
A modern and unique concept on an ancient Japanese writing.

Titles include: Inside a Black Hole, For the Love of God, Supper of Suffer, My Plight of Darkness and more.

Kurai Haiku on YouTube

2016 Calendar of Events

February 29th, 7 to 9pm, Fitters 5th Street Pub Sedalia MO

April 1st, 5 to 7 pm, Cafe Blackadder Warrensburg MO

June 12th, 2 to 4 pm, Montserrat Vineyards Montserrat MO

August 16th, 7 to 9 pm, Wine Tent on the Missouri State Fairgrounds Sedalia Mo

October 30th, 7 to 9:15pm, Liberty Center Sedalia Mo

November 28, 7 to 9 pm, State Fair Community College Sedalia Mo

(Locations, dates and times subject to change)

Our Next Event

Our annual Halloween event
October 30, 2016
7-9:15 pm
Liberty Center
111 W. 5th St.
Sedalia Mo

Listen to the SpookFest event here on O I C Radio beginning at 6:45 pm!

An evening of the spoken word at the Liberty Center

Area poets and writers sharing their original works that are sure to haunt and frighten you!!!

For general info about SpoFest or to sign up to read at the SpookFest event:

660 553 4572
or email us:

SpoFest Goes Global!

Ever wanted to read at a SpoFest event but live out of state or even out of the country?

No problem! Using Skype, anyone can read at our SpoFest events!

Click here for details.

Join the SpoFest Cafe

An online chat room for poets and writers!

Chat in real time with others. Discuss/share your poetry, prose, etc.

Join the SpoFest Cafe!

Spreading the Word, the Spoken Word, SpoFest!

What is it?

SpoFest is a nonprofit organization that promotes the writing and public sharing of poetry and prose in the Sedalia, Mo., area by providing multiple and varied reading venues throughout the calendar year.

What kinds of activities does SpoFest host?

The heart of any SpoFest event is the reading of original pieces by local and occasional guest poets, but you can also expect large doses of guitar music, theatrics, and humor.

What is the history of SpoFest?

The seeds of SpoFest were planted in a creative writing class at State Fair Community College in the early 1990s. As it exists today, SpoFest is the brainchild of class member James Bryant. The first SpoFest readings occurred on May 14 and July 30, 2011, at Wine & More in downtown Sedalia. Together with the college, SpoFest presented a SpookFest and a JingleFest on campus on Oct. 28 and Dec. 1, 2011, respectively. Besides Bryant, SpoFest board members are Bob Milner, Connie Koch, Faith Bemiss, and Debbie Noland.

How can I get involved in SpoFest?

1. As a reader:
Guidelines for being a reader

2. As a spectator:
jamesbryant@spofest.com – Get informed of upcoming events via e-mail

3. As a contributor:

We are a nonprofit organization. All proceeds remain with SpoFest. Donations are used to cover the expenses necessary to continue having events in Sedalia and the surrounding areas.

Like original music? Please check out:
Red Light Music Series in Sedalia Mo

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