The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word is an annual singularity of words.
Teams from all across Canada will converge to compete in an epic poetry slam battle royale.  This year's the theme is "Home Word Sound".


This year the Festival will be hosted in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Also referred to as the City of Bridges and of course Toon Town to the weird people of Moose Jaw and probably Swift Current.


The 2015 Festival will run from October the 18th until the 24th.
This will conflict with the national election for participating teams.  We suggest you check out Elections Canada advance polling options.

Team Registration

Team registration is open to SpoCan-certified venues. If your venue has not attended CFSW in the past or you’re unsure if your venue has been certified by Spoken Word Canada (SpoCan), then email Interim National Director, Shayna Stock.  Here are a couple quick notes:

  • You can reach Shayna Stock at spokenwordcanada@gmail.com
  • Team registration is non-refundable and non-transferrable
  • The fee is $100
  • You can pay by PayPal or credit card using the adjacent “Buy Now” button
  • The deadline for team registration is 11pm EST, August 15