Urban Legends Slam, Ottawa’s second-longest running slam series, brings its monthly poetic competition to VERSeFest. 12 poets take the stage to battle it out before the audience and judges in a contest of performance, passion, and poetry.

Urban Legends is  a poetry slam that runs bimonthly in Ottawa and has been active since 2009. Every month we feature a prominent member of the Spoken Word community from all across Canada. Every show has 12 competitors slamming for the $100 cash prize that is awarded at the end of the night. We showcase some of Ottawa’s hottest up and coming performers, who range in style from dub to free verse. It is a chance for everyone to either sign up and compete, or show up and enjoy in the collective atmosphere that can only be found at a poetry slam.