Workshops for CIPS Competitors

Attention poets competing in ‪#‎CIPS2016‬ at ‪#‎vs16‬. This year, Verses Festival of Words is providing more professional development opportunities than ever before with five incredible masterclasses from Ivan Coyote, Richard Wagamese, RC Weslowski, Ian Keteku, and Dave Morris. Each of these artists and teachers were selected because of their ability to improve the writing and performance and craft of spoken word artists in different ways. Great news If you’re a CIPS competitor, you get to take one of these incredible workshops for free!

To claim your workshop, please e-mail our CIPS tournament director at with the following information:

Email Address
Phone Number
Workshop (Ivan Coyote / Richard Wagamese / RC Weslowski / Ian Keteku / Dave Morris)


I strongly recommend sending me a secondary workshop choice. Workshops have limited spaces available, and those available to CIPS poets go on a first come, first served basis. There are no exceptions.

If you have not registered for your workshop by March 31st, you will not be guaranteed a spot.

These workshops are a fabulous chance to grow as an artist and learn from incredible professionals who are at the top of their game. E-mail our tournament director to ensure a spot in one of our masterclasses by March 31st.