Wonder City Wordfest 2019


April 27, 2019

Saturday, 10:00-5:00 p.m.


Onyx 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 2nd year, we are issuing a special art word and art challenge for this year’s festival. Take one of the empty 5-lb bags that we have at the coffee shop and make something creative from it to enter in the contest. More DETAILS HERE.

Wonder City Wordfest 2019

Tentative SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Dawn to Dusk: Museum Tours

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

10:00 a.m.-3:00 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

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.-5:00 p.m.: Poem Fortunes

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

11:00-12:30 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!

12:45-1:45: DRUMpoetry Jam

Bring a drum and some poetry and let’s mix them up for a drum and poetry session and see what happens.

2:00-3:00: Mass Main Street Poetry Read

Join the Locust Grove Arts Alliance in a mass poetry reading being held in conjunction with the Big Read celebration of Joy Harjo’s book How We Became Human.  Eighty-four participants will line Main Street and read the poems in Harjo’s book all at once. Each person will have one of the 84 poems in the book to read and at 2:15, everyone will begin reading out loud the poem they have been assigned or chosen. Everyone else is invited to roam up and down the street listening. The poems will be read over and over again until 3:00 p.m.

3:15-4:00 p.m.: WordFest Awards Ceremony & Celebration

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

4:00-5:00 p.m.: Catcher in the Rhyme Tournament

Participate in or watch this game of baseball poetry. The winning team members all win a free drink and dessert from Wonder City Coffee, plus trophies and accolades.

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.


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