Join us in celebrating poetry month April 20-29th at Verses Festival of Words. 

Nurturing as a medicine is the focus of this year’s festival. We celebrate the power of the spoken word with the 2023 theme, Gathering Found Family Back Around The Table. Spoken word and page poets, storytellers, singer-songwriters and improvisers will join us at the festival, including: Sheri-D Wilson, Louise B. Halfe, Randell Adjei,  Anto Chan, Moe Clark and more!

Poets from across the country are coming to compete in the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam. There will be three nights of poetry bouts to see who will be named the 2023 champion.

Check out the schedule

Calendar of Events PDF