Slams take place a downtown coffee bars like Little Bean. See website for latest updates.


The KW Poetry Slam is a monthly spoken word competition where anyone can sign up to perform their original poetry in front of an attentive and responsive audience. Audience judges score out of 10 and after two rounds, the winner receives a $100 prize. Each slam also begins with an open mic where anyone can sign up to perform anything. Season score averages count towards a chance for poets to represent KW on the team that competes at the annual Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.

By bringing together diverse artists in Kitchener Waterloo, the KW Poetry Slam builds a strong arts community by hosting a monthly scored slam that sends a team to the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.

Admission to the events cost $5 a person. Details about upcoming events are posted on the KW Poetry Slam website and Facebook Page

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