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

June 14th, 2015
3 to 5pm
Montserrat Vineyards
Knob Noster Mo

SpoFest takes its show on the road…

SpoFest is proud to be back at the beautiful Montserrat Vineyards on June 14th from 3 to 5 pm.

Wine tasting, an auction, Music, line dancing and the spoken word!

Enjoy panoramic views from the patio deck as local area poets and writers share their original works.

Our featured reader, Pablo, writes and presents original pieces with historical accuracy and plays the native american flute.

Other readers include Addie Larson, Doug Kiburz, Melanie Dees Campbell, Nancy Bryant, Debbie Noland, Connie Koch, Faith Bemiss, and David Meek.

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

Our featured musician will be songwriter Linda Bales of Warrensburg

A group of area line dancers, lead by Debbie Noland, will perform a piece of original choreography to an original song composed and performed by Warsaw’s Mike Todd titled “Sugar Cane Tree.”

Sponsors of this event are:

Fitters 5th Street Pub in Sedalia Mo
Cafe Blackadder
Brick front Grill
Reader’s World
El Espolon Mexican Restaurant

For additional info
660 553 4572
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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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