James, Debbie and Faith on KDRO spreading the word!
Listen to the SpoFest interview on KDRO!
Our Next Event
OIC Studios presents SpoFest – Celebration of the Spoken Word
August 3 2013
4 to 6 pm
Wildlife Ridge Winery
On the road again…
SpoFest is proud to have its next spoken word festival at the Wildlife Ridge Winery on August 3rd 2013.
Words from our host: “Enjoy a romantic lakeview while tasting wine.” And on this night, enjoy that same lakeview while listening to local area poets and writers!
More details in the coming weeks. If you would like to sign up to read, call or email james at 660 553 4572.
Our Last Event
SpoFest Birthday Party
June 2nd 2013
5:00 to 8:30 pm
Knob Noster Mo
Listen to the 2013 SpoFest event at the Montserrat Vineyards. Unfortunately we had mixed results with the audio. We apologize.
As we write this, the video from the June 2nd event are being uploaded on Youtube.
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you!
SpoFest is proud to announce that our last event, held at the Montserrat Vineyards on June 2nd, was a huge success!
Thanks to all of the readers and musicians, and thanks to everyone who attended!
The weather was fine, and so was the wine!
“We hope we can begin doing this every year!” Kelly from the Montserrat Vineyards.
Sponsors of this event were:
Whether you approach Montserrat from the east or west on Highway 50, you will find the turnoff distinctly marked with a sign about 4 mi. west of Knob Noster or about 7 mi. east of Warrensburg.
At the sign, turn south onto NE 651st Rd. for about .3 mi..; then turn left onto NE 641st Rd. for about .6 mi.. Montserrat Vineyards will be on your right.
Spreading the Word, the Spoken Word, SpoFest!
What is it?
SpoFest promotes the writing and public sharing of poetry in the Sedalia, Mo., area by providing multiple and varied poetry-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 Steven Dotson, Travis DeMoss, 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:
firstname.lastname@example.org – Get informed of upcoming events via e-mail
3. As a contributor:
We hope to see you at our next SpoFest event! However if you’re not able to make it, each event is streamed live and each event is recorded and posted on this website.