Our Next Event
April 24th, 2015
SpoFest (Trails End Celebration)
7:30 to 9:30 pm
Trails End Project
Missouri State Fairgrounds
SpoFest is proud to be part of the 2015 Trails End Celebration which takes place on the Missouri State Fairgrounds on the weekend of April 24-26th.
SpoFest will have its spoken word festival on the night of April 24th from 7:30 to 9:30 pm inside the Missouri Electric Cooperative Building.
To reserve your 8-10 minute reading spot, you are strongly encouraged to sign up as soon as possible!
For all of the details or to sign up to read:
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!
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 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:
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