Information regarding annual WOWPS Playoffs

The Vancouver Poetry Slam will be sending a representative to the annual Women of the World Poetry Slam (WOWPS) every year.

The basic guidelines for participation in WOWps Vancouver play-offs is that if you live your life as a woman, and you consider yourself a woman then you are eligible. All competitors should be at least 18 years of age.

WOWPS playoffs will be held at Cafe Deux Soleils in January. The top 8 female poets will compete.

We will be using a points system to qualify poets to compete. You get points for every poet you beat at a Vancouver Poetry Slam between September and December regardless of their gender. You get 1 point no matter what if you decide to be the sacrificial poet at the Van Slam. You get 1 point no matter what just for participating. Alt slams and youth slams don’t count for points. The more you compete, the more points you get and the better chance you have of being one of the top 8. The results from the IWPS play-offs do not count toward WOWps rankings, just as they did not count toward the Van Slam team play-offs qualifying either.

Participating this way does not alter your chances in making the Van Slam Team Playoffs.

The Vancouver WOWPS play-offs in January will have 4-minute round, then a 2 minute round, then a 1 minute round. If there is a tie, the tiebreaker round will be a three minute round.

Updated standings for WOWps qualifying can be found in the Winter Season standings updates posted after each slam here at