Welcome to the Capital Poetry Collective!

We are an umbrella organization for a number of Spoken Word and Performance Poetry endeavours in the Ottawa area, including Capital Slam and Ottawa Youth Poetry Slam.

We are a group of dedicated supporters and practitioners of spoken word poetry. The aim and practice of the Collective is “to produce series, showcases and artistic initiatives that advance the awareness of and interest in performance poetry in the National Capital Region.”

We invite you to explore spoken word with us. Check out our shows and programs and get involved in the Ottawa poetry community!


None of this would be possible without the ongoing support of the City of Ottawa!

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