Choose from a variety of passes, advance tickets, or hedge your bets and bring cash to buy yours at the door.

Festival Pass

Are you excited about the 15th annual Canadian Festival of Spoken Word? Want to experience all that the Festival has to offer? Grab one of these limited CFSW 2018 Festival Passes and enjoy access to almost* every event, including workshops, panels, showcases, and the slam tournament to discover this year’s national slam team champions. Early bird passes are only $60!!! (available up until October 22). Regular price $80.

*This pass does NOT include the Brewery Tour. It is a $20 upgrade (that's a $10 discount!!). When you purchase your festival pass, you'll receive a link inviting you to upgrade.

Slam Tournament Pass

One of the main draws of this festival is the slam tournament to find this year’s national slam team champions. Want to catch every moment from Prelims to Finals? Then save with this CFSW 2018 Slam Pass. Early bird passes are $40 (available up until October 22). Regular price $50.

Finals Tickets

The CFSW 2018 Slam Finals & Celebration will be a night of poetry and commemoration. This year’s two Poets of Honour will grace the stage, we’ll mark the 10th anniversary of Guelph Spoken Word, and you’ll see the final bout of the slam tournament to decide this year’s slam team champions! Finals take place on Saturday, November 3, 7pm at the River Run Centre. Adult tickets $25, student tickets $15.


Want to learn from one of our uber-talented poets, expand your horizons, and try new things? Want to brush up your professional skills like promoting your art or managing your artist finances? Workshop tickets are only $20 but you must register in advance! They will sell out fast. Check out the workshop descriptions and go to Guelph Spoken Word's Eventbrite page to get your ticket.

**Decolonizing Your Language and Land Acknowledgement workshops are only $10!!! Registration for these is encouraged but not required.

Individual Event Tickets

Not able to commit to the festival, but still want to check out an event or two? Don't want to pre-register for workshops? Individual tickets can be purchased at the door, first-come first-served. CASH ONLY at the door, please.
Coming to more than a couple of events? You may want to get a Festival Pass or Slam Tournament Pass instead.

$10 - Preliminary Bouts, Showcases, Panels, Open Mics and Halloween Party - Tickets available at the door ONLY (except for pass holders).

$15 - Semi-FinalsTickets available at the door ONLY (except for pass holders).

By Donation - Pints & Poetry, Board Games/Craft Corner, Opening Ceremonies, Last Chance Slam

$4 - After Party

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