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

On April 7 we SLAM featuring Amoya Reé

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 8:00pm

TPS is back at the Drake with another spoken word battle concert!
Featuring national champ Amoya Reé! Amoya Reé is a Jamaican-Canadian performance poet and 2018 National Champion. Her writing is rooted in her lived experiences as immigrant & young mother. She began exploring performance poetry in 2008 & since then she has shared her stories in classrooms & boardrooms across Ontario. Most recently she sat as captain of the 2018 Toronto Poetry Slam team who were semi-finalists at the National Poetry Slam in Chicago and won the national championship in Guelph, Ontario.

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.

Toronto Poetry Slam Semifinals #1 featuring Regie Cabico

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 8:00pm

The playoffs are here! That means 8 poets will vie for 4 slots to compete in the Feb 23 Finals.

We're excited to welcome back to our stage American poet and Capturing Fire founder Regie Cabico!
Bio coming soon.

Hosted by Dave Silverberg.

The competitors are:

Habiba
Nells
Doe
Miranda
Tom Ratt
Prince
Gavin Russell
Sulva

No open mic, no open slam.

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