SpoFest! Spoken Word in Sedalia Missouri

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An eclectic mix of original music and spokenword from local area poets, writers and musicians
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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.

Kurai Haiku on YouTube

2015 Calendar of Events

November 30, 7 to 9 pm, State Fair Community College Sedalia Mo

Our Next Event

‘Back to School’
November 30th, 2015
7 to 9 pm
State Fair Community College Sedalia MO
Thompson Conference Center located in the Heckart building

Listen Live starting at 6:45
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Our end-of-the-year event
‘Back to School!’

Showcasing both past and present SFCC students and their original works.

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

For additional info, including signing up to read at the November 30th event:

660 553 4572
or email us:

Our Last Event

October 28th 2015
7 to 9 pm
Fitters Fifth Street Pub
Sedalia MO

Thanks to everyone who was a part of yet another HOWLING successful SpoFest!!! Special thanks to Fitters!!! Thanks to Bob Milner for doing the Munster’s trivia!

The SpookFest 2015 event will be available on Youtube soon!
Check out our SpoFest channel on Youtube

Frightening images from SpookFest 2015!

Photos by Faith Bemiss
Faith Bemiss Photography

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.

Join the SpoFest Cafe!

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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