As part of Summer Nights at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, members of SpoFest will present an evening of spoken word and music from area poets, writers and musicians at 6 p.m. July 27.

For these special Thursday events, museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and admission is free.

The public is invited to attend this eclectic mix of readings by eight mid-Missouri writers with a musical interlude by Tony Shaffer. Writers include Faith Bemiss, Doug Kiburz, Rose Marie Kinder, Connie Koch, Maggie McMichael, Lela Merrell, Debbie Noland, and Dave Wisker.

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.

The final Summer Nights at the Daum event will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 24 and features StoneLion Puppet Theatre’s production of The Wind in the Willows.

Regular museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call the museum at (660) 530-5888 or visit www.daummuseum.org.

Randy Kirby