Only TWO Open Mics!

For the second month in a row, we had TWO open mics at the Red Brick Cafe in July.

At the second open mic on July 19, Erin, our host started off wanting to see through your eyes because we see in different colours. We then welcomed some first timers, Chris and Julia took the stage and spoke about confidence and cake! Daryl took the mic and recommends not to do sleep studies and Miriam told us a hilarious narrative about a conversation in a small cafe similar to the one we have open mics in. We then had Danielle come up on stage and left us with the question of why?

It was a lovely evening and we hope that you join us next time! August is such a busy month as we have now, two open mic nights as well as our monthly poetry slam events! There is also a fundraiser for the Guelph Poetry Slam team called Exposed! It’s on August 23rd so go check that out! Our homework for the night was “Place” and Erin would like to encourage us all to sign up for the email list because it isn’t spam it’s just love!

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!

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!