SpoFest! Spoken Word in Sedalia Missouri

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This beautiful tapestry will be auctioned off at our next SpoFest event on Sunday June 8th from 5-7:30 pm at the Montserrat Vineyards in Knob Noster MO.

Click here for our calendar of events for SpoFest in 2014

Questions? Email James:
jamesbryant@spofest.com

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 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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