Oct. 11-14. iWPS brings 96 of the world’s top poets will compete for the championship title. The top fourteen poets from preliminaries move on to finals, where one poet is crowned the champion. In addition to the competition, each day of the festival features poetry workshops, themed open mics, special nighttime events and parties. All events are open to the public. Venues include Neato Burrito, Auntie’s Bookstore, Boots Bakery and Lounge, The Bartlett, The Rocket Bakery at Holly Mason, Spokane Public Library, Tom Foley Federal Building, Merlyn’s Science Fiction and The Bing Crosby Theatre. Please visit http://iwps.poetryslam.com/ for more information.