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SpoCan currently sponsors three annual festivals: Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW), Canadian Individual Slam Championship (CIPS) hosted by Verses Festival of Words, and Voices of Today (formerly YouthCanSlam). Follow the links below to find out more about these festivals, and how you can get involved.

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Canadian Individual Poetry Slam

May 1-4, 2019
Vancouver, BC

CIPS is an individual poetry slam competition happening each year in April in Vancouver, hosted by the Verses Festival of Spoken Word.

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Voices of Today

August 20-24, 2019
Tkaronto (Toronto), Ontario

Voices of Today is a festival run for youth, by youth. It happens in July or August in Toronto, and features the Canadian Youth Poetry Slam as well as workshops and showcase events.

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Canadian Festival of Spoken Word 

October 13-19, 2019
Guelph, Ontario

CFSW is a week-long festival and competition featuring Canadian poetry slam teams, feature artists, and workshops. It happens year in October, hosted by a pre-determined city.

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