SLAM! 2 at Winnipeg Fringe Festival

slam-poster-revised2 copy.jpgThis is your landing page for everything SLAM! related at this year’s Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival.


Produced and presented by members of the Winnipeg Poetry Slam community, SLAM! 2 is a tournament of competitive performance poetry featuring some of Winnipeg’s most engaging poets and Fringe veterans. Each bout will have a different combination of 4 performers so no two shows will be alike.

Poets will break down the fourth wall to build brief yet profound connections with the crowd to elicit snaps, claps, and of course, points in the form of scorecards from our randomly selected audience judges. That means you get to be a part of the show and have a say in the results – and even if you aren’t judging, your responses could help sway the scores! Learn more about being an audience judge here.

Each show (or bout) will feature a section devoted to audience interaction. Led by our incomparable host, you’ll be invited to write short haiku poems to share with the crowd. Let your creativity (a.k.a. silliness, weirdness, freakiness) flow, as you might have a chance to shine in the spotlight and walk away with a prize!

The performers who have the greatest impact on the judges will move onto finals, so come out and be a part of the show – again and again – to help us crown the 2017 SLAM! Champion!


Visit our performer bios page to get acquainted with our full cast, and pop over to the tournament standings to follow the scores and rankings throughout the run!

Follow along on Facebook, and on Twitter and Instagram – @wpgpoetryslam.



Venue: #11 – Red River College Roblin Centre (160 Princess St.)

Full Schedule:

July 19th at 5:00 p.m.

July 21rst at 5:15 p.m.

July 22nd at 10:15 p.m.

July 24th at 6:45 p.m.

July 26th at 6:45 p.m.

July 27th at 2:00 p.m.

July 28th at 10:15 p.m. – FINALS!!