Our Next Event
OIC Studios presents SpoFest – Celebration of the Spoken Word
June 2nd 2013
5:00 to 8:30 pm
Knob Noster Mo
On may 14 2011 SpoFest had it’s very first event. We weren’t sure how long SpoFest would last. Two years later, we’re still here, and stronger than ever!!
On June 2nd 2013, from 5 to 8:30 pm, SpoFest will be having it’s birthday bash at the Montserrat Vineyards in Knob Noster Missouri.
The scheduled list of readers are; Ethan J King, Jessica Young, Chanda Zimmerman, Candice Wagenknecht, Mary Ann Bedwell, Steven Dotson, Connie Koch, Jim Taylor, Rose Marie Kinder, Faith Bemiss, Alyssa Anderson, Debbie Noland, Chuck Hoctor and Melanie Dees Campbell.
The lineup of musicians will be Travis DeMoss, Mike Todd and Tony Shaffer.
In addition to this great lineup of readers and musicians, there will be free giveaways, SpoFest birthday cake, a raffle and an auction at the end of the show.
Admission is free.
We hope to see you there!
Call or email James for the details at: 660 553 4572.
Sponsors of this event are:
Directions to Montserrat Vineyards
Whether you approach Montserrat from the east or west on Highway 50, you will find the turnoff distinctly marked with a sign about 4 mi. west of Knob Noster or about 7 mi. east of Warrensburg.
At the sign, turn south onto NE 651st Rd. for about .3 mi..; then turn left onto NE 641st Rd. for about .6 mi.. Montserrat Vineyards will be on your right.
Our Last Event
SpoFest April Fool’s Show
April 5th 2013
The video of this event will be available soon. We’ll let you all know via email when it’s finished.
Wow! What a show! We all had a great time!
Thanks to Julie and her warm and friendly staff at the Cafe Blackadder for making us feel so welcome. The food there is awesome!
Thanks to all of the readers, especially our first time readers from UCM; Dr. Phong Nguyen, Dr. Kathyrn Nuernberger, Haley Anthes and Patrick Wilcox. Great job!
Thanks to Roy Bemiss for those ‘man walks into a bar’ jokes! Thank you Mike Todd for that great music!!
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.