About WPS


The Winnipeg Poetry Slam is a non-profit arts community-based in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada.  We are affiliated with Spoken Word Canada (SpoCAN), which facilitates the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, in which Canada’s national poetry slam takes place.

The members of our community are passionate and talented writers and performers who themselves facilitate readings, workshops, open mics, and of course, competitive slams that qualify local poets to attend the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam (CIPS) and the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW) each spring and fall, respectively. Our Individual Poetry Slam takes place in December, which qualifies one poet for CIPS.

Our four regular season competitions take place on the third Wednesday of the month between January and April. The semi-finals and final bout take place in June. Our regular season will be held at The Handsome Daughter and the semis and finals at a yet undetermined venue.

Interested in getting involved with the slam? Contact us: winnipegpoetryslamboard@gmail.com.