Workshops

Workshops for all spoken word artists

Our new Be Better Or Whatever workshops will teach you about the many ways you can be a
stronger writer and performer. They’re always all-ages and $5

We're now a two-round slam!

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 8:00pm

Maybe you've heard through social media, and yes, it's true, TPS is now a two-round slam! That means there will be no third round, and poets will only require two poems for the night.
Scores will be cumulative rather than clean slate. Still 12 poets max in the first round and 6 in the second round.

We're back at the Drake Hotel on March 29 featuring Brandon Wint and hosted by Ian Keteku.

Any questions? Let us know via info@torontopoetryslam.com

What you need to know TPS Finals on Feb 23-SOLD OUT

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 8:00pm

UPDATE: WE ARE SOLD OUT!
Not only are we starring 8 Finalist poets to compete to be on the Toronto Poetry Slam Team but we also are featuring Saul Williams, a spoken word legend!

AND we're showcasing the incredible BAM! Youth Slam Team to open the show.

AND AND we are excited to announce co-hosts for Finals - Ian Keteku and Charlie C Petch!

CIPS Qualifier Slam featuring Gavin Russell - Feb 13

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 8:00pm

Which talented Toronto poet will represent Toronto Poetry Slam at the annual Canadian Individual Poetry Slam (CIPS) Championships in Vancouver, aka Verses: Festival of Words? This is the qualifying slam to see who will make that trip to BC!

A UNIQUE FORMAT FOR THIS NIGHT'S SLAM:

4 poems: each 1 minute, 2 minute, 3 minute and 4 minute (with 10-second grace periods).

Our Feb 23 Finals is sold out!

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 8:00pm

Toronto Poetry Slam Finals is coming and tickets are now gone! We hope you got yours, Toronto!

On Feb 23, you'll get to check out the incredible ground-breaking poetry of our feature poet, the one and only Saul Williams! This will be one of the biggest features we've ever had on our stage. 

General admission. Doors at 7 and show at 8pm. Wheelchair accessible. All ages.

Hosted by Ian Keteku and Charlie Petch

Note Hot Docs IS licensed and serves a nice variety of snacks.

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