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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.
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 9pm, Fitters 5th Street Pub, Sedalia Mo
November 28, 7 to 9 pm, State Fair Community College Sedalia Mo
(Locations, dates and times subject to change)
Our Next Event
2 to 4 pm
104 N.E. 641
Knob Noster, MO 65336
Visit Montserrat Vineyard’s website
Our annual birthday event! Celebrating 5 years of SpoFest!!!
We’ll have an auction, wine and beer tasting, trivia and a concert featuring Travis DeMoss which will kick off shortly after the SpoFest event.
More details soon!
Readers, please read our updated reading guidelines.
Guidelines for being a reader
For additional info, including signing up to read at the June 12th event:
660 553 4572
or email us:
Our last Event
Thanks to everyone who attended the April 1st event at the Cafe Blackadder! It was a hoot!
We’ll have these performances uploaded to YouTube soon.
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!
Join the SpoFest Cafe
An online chat room for poets and writers!
Chat in real time with others. Discuss/share your poetry, prose, etc.
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org – 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