Project Description

All-Star Slam

SLAM! – In-Person Performance

In this performance hosted by Brendan McLeod, SLAM poetry champions and professional poets compete for top honours in front of student judges. This school-tested program illustrates how poetry can be a powerful tool for self-expression and social commentary, as the performers channel the crowd’s energy into a shared sense of community and deeper appreciation for the art form.

Poetry Writing & Performance – In-Person Workshop

In this workshop, some of Canada’s top spoken word poets lead students through writing and performance exercises. It exposes youth to poetry as a living, breathing art form, while teaching them how to enrich their own writing with poetic and literary devices. Working with professional artists, your students will deepen their engagement with the arts, build confidence in their own creative potential, and enhance their in-class learning experience. Can be booked as 4 simultaneous workshops if booked with a performance or 4 consecutive workshops if booked separately.

In-Person Booking Inquiry

Curriculum Connections

Spoken word as a means for expressing emotions, thoughts and social critique

Critical appreciation for poetry as a living, breathing, art form

Cross Curricular Connections



Booking Details

School Performance Fee: $854 + HST
School Workshop Fee: $152-488 + HST
Audience Size: 500
Workshop Size: 30 students
Grades: 6-12
Language: English
Availability: Limited Year-Round

About All-Star Slam

All-Star Slam features host Brendan McLeod, a former Canadian SLAM poetry champion and World SLAM runner-up, known for his comedic timing, passion and energy. He hosts a poetic competition between some of Canada’s top spoken word artists, whose accolades include a World Poetry SLAM Championship, a Canadian SLAM championship, the Toronto SLAM Championship, and a host of other literary and performance awards.

“Best two hours of high school, and I’ve been here almost 4 years.”

Student, Reynolds Secondary, Victoria