Canadian Festival of Spoken Word 2019 Poetry Slam Finals

Canadian Festival of Spoken Word 2019 promotional

Presented By Guelph Spoken Word and SpoCan:

The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW) is a national showcase of spoken word talent that includes an array of poetry slams, panels, features, workshops, and other events designed to facilitate the growth and vibrancy of the Canadian spoken word and poetic communities. This year’s CFSW theme ‘Discovery’ speaks to ‘The Story Within Us.’ Poets from across the country will come to Guelph for the second year in a row to engage with a wide range of spoken word forms.

The CFSW 2019 Poetry Slam Finals will be an epic night of poetry and competition. Audience members are encouraged to participate in this interactive event. The four best slam teams in the country will compete in the last slam bout of the festival. Five randomly selected judges from the audience will judge poetry with numbers. After 4 rounds we will crown our new National Slam Team Champions!

For more information about the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word 2019, including the schedule, festival passes, and workshop info, visit

Poetry slams often include mature content, sensitive topics, and adult language.

Everyone must have a ticket, including infants and children. Place your full ticket order by phone or in person to include an infant (not available online).

No refunds offered for this event.

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  • Saturday, October 19, 2019

Ticket Pricing

$25.00 Adult
$15.00 Student
Infant under 1 contact 
the Box Office 


Main Stage River Run Centre 35 Woolwich Street Guelph ON N1H 3V1 View on Map