GPS Team Piece Edition, Ft. Danielle Altrogge


On July 16, we will be hosting an all team piece slam! We’ve reached out to other slam scenes across the province and there will also be spots for poets who have never collaborated before.

We are now open to receiving new registration! Are you or can you be the primary pen on 2 Poems that include 1-4 other poets? SIGN UP FOR THIS! $25 FEE, $500 1st PRIZE! Go to to register.

A few things for those looking to slam:

  • You do not have to be on a team past, now or ever to qualify. COLLABORATION IS FOR EVERYONE!
  • Poets who are on a current team, ONLY ONE member of your current slam team’s registration will be accepted.*
  • For Poets who only have 1 collaborative poem message us about the sacrificial slot.
  • Regular slam rules will apply.
  • Have questions? Ask! GPS! Where you at!?

*further consideration will be made after an appropriate number of slot are filled.

For our audience nothing changes! We’ll be at the eBar with doors open at 7pm, $10/PWYC admission.

Visit our Facebook event for details and to register!

Exposed! 2016 Guelph Poetry Slam Team Fundraiser


The moment everyone has been waiting for. What poems has the 2016 Guelph Poetry Slam team kept hiden away??? It’s time to satiate your curiousity all the while helping them travel to WINNIPEG MANITOBA!

Not only will you get an exclusive peek at what they have ready to slam on the Canadian Festival Of Spoken Word stage, but you will also get to snag new merch and meet the crew.

Details are to follow, but there will be live musical performances AND comedy!

$10 in advance (Advance tix are limited get yours now at, $15 at the door.

Join our Facebook event!

“The body remembers, help me remember” – Neil

We’ll help you remember the amazing time on Tuesday and if you missed it, we’ll fill you in! We had a full house and a handful of new timers. From journalism to rapping, writers amazed us and made our hearts tingle in the greatest way possible! Shawn spoke of how he encountered a deer which introduced our homework for next month which is “wild” (it’s open for interpretation).

We had writers read other works from great poets like dean young and Daryl spoke of a time he had a conversation with a man who thought the world was flat. Erin and Eitan both took the stage as a wolf pack and Derek sang a song of a song his grandmother used to sing to him. Elise performed on how she thought in slam poetry and Eitan told us to remember why we wrote it.

It was an amazing night and we missed all of your faces! Hope to see you next month!

Ontario International Poetry Slam (OIPS) is BACK!



Guelph Spoken Word is proud to announce the 2016 return of its showcase spoken word event, the ONTARIO INTERNATIONAL POETRY SLAM! This single-day, all-day competition is unlike any other in the world, featuring top-notch local and international talent, a professional two-stage venue, custom slam rules, incredible intensity packed into a single day, and a HUGE cash purse.

Total Slam Purse: $5,000 minimum
First Place Prize: $3,000 minimum

Are you a poet? Limited spots are available! Register to compete today! Rules and other details on our website.

Want to secure your all-day pass for this incredible event? Tickets are now available for purchase! All-day, all-access pass only $25! Join our Facebook event and invite your friends!