Meet the Teams

Meet the members of the 2018 team slam competition! More team info to come from the 18 participating poetry scenes.

Breath in Poetry

Edmonton, AB

Burlington Slam Project team photo

Burlington Slam Project

Burlington, ON

The 2018 Burlington Slam Project (BSP) Team consists of 2018 Grand Slam Champion, and Women of the World Poetry Slam rep, Robyn Kaur Sidhu, 2018 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam top ten finalist and winner of the Mississauga Arts Council. award for emerging literary arts, Michelle Hillyard, 2017 Guelph Poetry Slam team member and Canadian Festival of Spoken Word finalist, Fira, and queerness, fertility, and mental health writer, Doe. Robyn is a Humanities student at McMaster University who has recently published her first chapbook. Michelle is the workshop coordinator for the Mississauga Writers Group, and a mother to three amazing children. Fira specifically focuses on the topics of mental health, queerness, and healing through art and is an organizer for 2018 Voice of Today Youth Poetry Festival. Doe is a poet living in Tkaronto (Toronto) with their chosen family and will be competing in Guelph at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. With poems, buttons, chapbooks, and appearances both local and International in check; the 2018 BSP team aims to inspire, entertain and engage audiences with a diverse range of styles and perspectives that channel honesty, challenge social norms, and bring forward a creative expression of the authentic human experience.

Hamilton Youth Poets

Hamilton, ON

KW Poetry Slam

Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Lanark County LiPS

Lanark County, ON

London Poetry Slam Team photo

London Poetry Slam Team

London, ON

The London Poetry Slam team consists of a group of both new and experienced spoken word warriors. Alan and Brittany, and youth poets Eric, Spencer and Michael will be heating up the mic this year at CFSW 2018!

Left to right: Spencer Reid, Eric Trudell, Alan Leangvan, Brittany Renaud, Michael Vanvrouwerff

Peterborough Poetry Slam

Peterborough, ON


Surrey, BC

Throw Poetry Collective

Montreal, QC

Tonight It's Poetry team photo

Tonight It's Poetry

Saskatoon, SK

The series here is called Tonight It's Poetry.
Our team has named themselves Five Treaty Six
The individual members in the photo are (from left to right):
Elise Pallagi
Victoria Rideout
poetik with a silent k

Toronto Poetry Slam

Toronto, ON

UBC Slam

Vancouver, BC

Urban Legends

Ottawa, ON


Vancouver, BC


Victoria, BC

Wild Card

To be determined...

The Wild Card team is formed at the Last Chance Slam on Sunday, October 28th! Come out to 10C to see who will form this last minute addition to the slam competition.

Windsor Poetry Slam

Windsor, ON

Winnipeg Poetry Slam team photo

Winnipeg Poetry Slam

Winnipeg, MB

Noah Cote, George Morah, Tino Hove, Mason Kanne, and Ephraim Hui.

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