Wonder City Wordfest 2020

Wordfest2020Flyer.jpgWonder City Wordfest is an annual celebration of poetry and community that began in 2014 as the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry’s ROMPfest. In 2017, the festival moved to Wonder City Coffee and changed its name. The day includes a variety of ways for people of all ages to stretch their creativity and be inspired by the beauty, joy and value of poetry, pastry and panache within community.

Mark your calendars now for Wonder City Wordfest 2020: Details will be coming soon!

April 11, 2020

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Wonder City Coffee, 118 E. Main

Locust Grove OK

Special Wordfest Guest: Morris McCorvey

30725139_10155033779461887_2524307260258697495_nOnyx Coffee Bag Art Challenge!

Wonder City Coffee, where the festival is held, is proud to use beans from Onyx Coffee Lab, Springdale, AR. For the 3rd year, we are issuing a special word art challenge for this year’s festival. Take one of the empty 5-lb coffee bean bags that we have at the coffee shop and make something creative from it to enter in the contest. More DETAILS HERE.


mumsDawn to Dusk: Museum Tours

The museum will be open all day for tours and special writing activities.

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.:  Author/Book Fair 

Come celebrate the power of the written word by visiting with local authors and buying their books, too!

10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Juice Box Jams

Sarah Spurrier at 2019 Wordfest

Join Sarah Spurrier in a Juice Box Jams specially designed for Wordfest. JBJ is especially designed for pre-school kids but older ones will enjoy the stories, poems, music and movement, too.

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Poem Fortunes

When you can catch her, get a Poem Fortune written on the spot for you from ROMP director Shaun Perkins.

img_311811:00-12:30 p.m.: Pastry & Poetry Competition

Sample the pastries that will be competing for a prize of $200 and WCC gift cards. Cast your vote for the best pastry. Write a poem about one of the pastries and win the poetry prize! Our pastry judges this year are Chris Hardy and Scott Miller, of Chris and Scott Go To Lunch Facebook fame.

1:00-2:00: Keynote Performance: Morris McCorveymorris

Oklahoma poet and actor Morris McCorvey will give a performance and talk about the Art of Poetry. You do not have to know anything about poetry to enjoy McCorvey’s ability to speak with truth and power about the importance of the poetic in everyone’s lives.

2:30-3:30 p.m.: WordFest Awards Ceremony & Celebration30710647_10155033768196887_5033527654558176365_n

Awards for the Oklahoma Poem Contest and Coffee Bag Art Challenge will be given out, and the winners will read their poems. Free cake!

All events take place at Wonder City Coffee, 118 E. Main, and at the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry, 6603 S 438 Rd., Locust Grove.

For more information, contact Shaun Perkins, 918-864-9152, ROMPoetry@gmail.com.