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

Get to know our Feb 22 Finals feature poet Safia Elhillo

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 8:00pm

Making her Toronto debut, Safia Elhillo is the Toronto Poetry Slam Finals guest post and we couldn't be more stoked!

Note that her book The January Children will be available for sale and signing the night of Finals.

Below is Safia's extended bio, and if you still need tickets to Finals, get them here ASAP.

Buy your advance tix to Finals, coming to Hot Docs on Feb 22!

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 8:00pm

Poetry fans, you don't want to miss our annual Finals show featuring 8 poets battling it out to be on the 5-person TPS Team!

We always offer advance tix to this show because we want to ensure you get a seat! We sell out every year, and we expect the same thanks to the talented Finalist poets taking the stage AND our incredible feature poet.

Ticket link:

Women of the World Poetry Slam Qualifier Jan 14 @ Supermarket

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 8:00pm

Folks, we are back with our annual Women of the World Poetry Slam Qualifier to see who will rep Toronto Poetry Slam at the WOWPS event in Dallas in March!
The winner of this uniquely-formatted slam gets the door $ and to rep TPS, so the stakes are high!

Hosted by Alyssa Ginsburg, this show will also feature a short set by Alessandra Naccarrato (bio coming soon).
Doors 7:30/ show 8pm

$10 cover. All ages. Open mic available to begin the show.

The show is formatted differently for competing poets than our usual Drake slams, mirroring how WOWPS works:


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