Voices of Today National Youth Festival

by Jill O’Craven In the last week of July, London Poetry Slam sent a team to the second annual Voices of Today festival in Toronto, bringing together youth poets from across the country. From attending workshops, features, and bouts during the day to stargazing on the balcony and making late-night trips to A&W, the trip … read more

Congrats Michelle, our Indies Qualifier Slam winner!

Congratulations to Michelle for winning our January Indies Qualifier Slam! Michelle will be traveling to Vancouver in April 2018 to compete at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam against 40 top poets from across the country. CIPS (“Indies”) is part of Verses Festival. To learn more about CIPS, click here

Your 2017 London Poetry Slam team!

Congrats to Grand Slam Champ Michelle, and team members TedO, Alan, Eric, and Benjamin! The team will travel to the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in October in Peterborough, Ontario!

London Poetry Slam takes SECOND at CFSW 2016!!

London Poetry Slam finished second place overall, behind champions Guelph Poetry Slam, at the 2016 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 24th – 29th Team members Alan Leangvan, Inali Barger, Jayme Archibald, Levi Hord, and Eric Trudell advanced to semi-finals, and then finals, for the first time in London Poetry Slam’s … read more

Reflecting on Indies – Jayme A.

The following is a reflection by Jayme A., who travelled to Vancouver representing London at the 2015 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam (Indies) competition in April. — “What brings you to Vancouver?” Fellow plane passengers, airport staff, taxi drivers and hotel managers across the city did not expect my answer to be poetry. Apparently flying across … read more

Contest Results w/ Prevail Music

From Prevail Music: “With all of the outstanding submissions we received we couldn’t just pick one of you wonderful spoken word artists.. So congratulations to winners Megan Morris & Jayme Archibald! The two of you have both won a professional recording of your poem at Prevail Music as well as a live video-shoot with ‪NYONVideo‬ … read more

Contest Announcement!

London Poetry Slam has teamed up with Prevail Music to bring you a spoken word poetry contest leading up to our April Finals event! Details: Submit an original spoken word poem (no more than 3 mins long) by April 15th, 2015 for your chance to win either a professional audio recording of your poem in … read more

Our first ever Indies Qualifier Slam winner is…

… Jayme A.! On Friday February 20th, London Poetry Slam held it’s first ever Indies Qualifier Slam. The Canadian Individual Poetry Slam (CIPS / Indies) is an annual national competition in Vancouver in April for 40 of the top slammers from across the country. Each year London names a rep who heads to BC and … read more

2014-2015 Slam Season Stats So Far…

We like stats! Here’s some for you: 1. In 6 slams so far this season we’ve had 42 slammers 2. Exactly 50% of our slammers so far are youth (under 21) 3. We’ve had 5 different winners in those 6 slams 4. There are only 3 more slams for you to qualify for April Finals! … read more

Safe Space

Given all that has been in the media and slam scene conversation circles lately, we want to reiterate that we work to make the London Poetry Slam a safe space for all. We will not tolerate any speech/action that is hateful, aggressive, or predatory, and if anyone ever feels their comfort or safety is being … read more