Verses Festival of Words 2024

  • April 18, 2024 - April 27, 2024
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Various Locations
  • Admission: $15+

Vancouver Poetry House presents the 14th annual Verses Festival of Words at venues across the city.

Canada’s largest spoken word festival brings together generations of poets this year under the theme of “Learning and Remembering.” The program highlights education, lineage, and the passing of knowledge, fortifying bonds between emerging and established poets through workshops, performances, talks, and the annual Canadian Individual Poetry Slam. This year’s featured artists include CR Avery, Patrick DeBelen, Erin Dingle, Kimmortal, and Christopher Tse among many others. Two-time JUNO Award winner Lillian Allen, the 7th poet laureate of Toronto and considered a godmother of spoken word, will provide a keynote address.

Tickets start from $15 at A pay what you can option is available.

Image Credit:
A performer at the 2019 Verses Festival of Words. Photo by Mary Matheson.


Various Locations

April 18th – 27th, 2024,

Verses Festival of Words 2024