London Poetry Slam takes SECOND at CFSW 2016!!

November 5, 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 team history. The second place finish marks the best placement for London at CFSW by a wide margin, and the team, plus coach Holly Painter, hope the performance will boost momentum for future teams and competition at the local level. Slammers in London can accumulate points during the slam season (June-March) to qualify for the April Finals competition. The next Canadian Festival of Spoken Word will be held in Peterborough, Ontario in October 2017.