SpoFest! Spoken Word in Sedalia Missouri

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2015 Calendar of Events

August 7th, 5:30-7:30 pm, Cafe Blackadder Warrensburg
October 28th, 7-9 pm, Fitters Fifth Street Pub Sedalia
December, TBA

Our Next Event

August 7th, 2015
5:30 to 7:30pm
Cafe Blackadder
Warrensburg Mo

SpoFest takes its show on the road…

SpoFest is proud to be back at the Cafe Blackadder on August 7th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Enjoy a succulent dinner while listening to local and area poets as they share their original works.

Owner Julie invites you to the Cafe for an evening of great food and drink, and spoken word performances.

Our featured reader will be Damon Freed.

Other readers scheduled to read are Pablo, Scott Umphrey, Julia Landrum, Tony Shaffer and Jack Miller.

Readers, please read our updated reading guidelines.
Guidelines for being a reader

Our featured musician will be Tony Shaffer

As of July 16th, there are 3 more reading slots available.

For additional info, including signing up to read at the August 7th 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.

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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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