James, Debbie and Faith on KDRO spreading the word!
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Our Next Event
OIC Studios presents SpoFest – Celebration of the Spoken Word
December 11 2013
7 to 9 pm
Fitters 5th Street Pub
Happy Holidays from SpoFest!
Our last event of the year will be December 11th from 7 to 9 pm upstairs at Fitters in downtown Sedalia.
This is an open-theme event which means you can read what you’d like providing it is your own original work or you have received permission to read another’s works.
Six and eleven-minute reading slots are available. If you would like to sign up to read, call or email james at 660 553 4572.
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 Steven Dotson, Travis DeMoss, 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:
email@example.com – Get informed of upcoming events via e-mail
3. As a contributor:
We hope to see you at our next SpoFest event! However if you’re not able to make it, each event is streamed live and each event is recorded and posted on this website.