Voices of Today National Youth Festival

August 5, 2018

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 was packed full of learning, poetry, stories, and new friends. The London team placed second in their preliminary bout, advancing to finals where they placed fourth overall. Congratulations to Spencer Reid, Casper Langford, Jill O’Craven, and Shannon Smith, as well as coach Eric Trudell and team mom Catherine Moore.