Wonder City Wordfest


Wonder City Wordfest is an annual celebration of poetry and community that began in 2014 as the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry’s ROMPfest. 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 words, poetry, and community.

The tentative date for 2022’s Wonder City Wordfest is April 16. We plan to include several different sites for this year’s festival and plenty of opportunities to enjoy poetry, storytelling, music, art, magic, community and much, much more.

History of Festival:

The festival was held at the former ROMP site from 2014-2016. From 2017-2019, the festival was held at Wonder City Coffee in downtown Locust Grove and was renamed Wonder City Wordfest. 

The 2020 WCW was cancelled due to the pandemic, and in 2021, instead of a traditional festival, we had a Poetry Treasure Hunt in Locust Grove. We had many participants and had a lot of fun.




Below you will find photos and information about our past festivals.

Wonder City Wordfest 2019, Photos by Byron Totty
More WCW 2019 Photos
WCW 2018 Photos
WCW 2017
ROMPfest 2016
ROMPfest 2015 
ROMPfest 2014 Photos

For more information, contact Shaun Perkins, 918-479-7667.  ROMPoetry@gmail.com.