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Summer Nights at the Daum – SpoFest
August 23, 2018, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
SpoFest will present an evening of spoken word and music from area poets, writers and musicians at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, in the Stauffacher Theatre on State Fair Community College’s Sedalia campus. The program is the last Summer Nights at the Daum this year. For this special event, museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and admission is free.
The audience will hear an eclectic mix of readers that include former Missouri Poet Laureate Walter Bargen, Faith Bemiss, James Bryant, Rick Everitt, Damon Freed, Doug Kiburz, Lela Merrell-Savage, Debbie Noland, Eddie Osborne, and Dustin Walbom. Tony Shaffer will provide music.
SpoFest is a Sedalia-based nonprofit organization that promotes the writing and public sharing of poetry and prose. Since 2011, SpoFest has provided multiple and varied reading venues. The heart of any SpoFest event is the reading of original pieces by local and occasional guest writers. Genres include poetry, prose, haiku, short stories, anecdotes, and essays.
Regular Daum Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; admission is free. For more information, call the museum at (660) 530-5888 or visit www.daummuseum.org.