Each episode of Couplets is a unique blend of collaborative writing, collaborative performance, and live dialogue. Two poets (or a poet & an artist of another stripe) are locked in mortal struggle/collegial mentorship for an entire month, plotting an evening of responses, renga, duets, live interview, disciplinary crossbreeding, shouting match, elaborate period-costume satire, and utterly net-less poetic tennis.

For one night only, they present this collaboration to you. Live! In full colour and surround-sound!

Free admission. Cash bar & book table. All donations go to the collaborators.

Upcoming in 2018:

June 28th: Vincent Colistro & David Janzen

More events with Stevie Howell, Jess Taylor, Aaron Kreuter,
& others!

Couplets takes place in London, Ontario, a colonially described geographic region that was once settled by the Attawandaran (Neutral) peoples alongside the Algonquin and Haudenosaunee peoples (including the Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Onondaga, Seneca, and Tuscorora). Other longstanding Indigenous peoples of this region are the Anishinaabe (including the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatami) and the Leni-Lunaape. Settlers in this region should acknowledge these presences in their daily lives and should practice both humility and responsibility as they share the land with the nearby Chippewa of the Thames First Nation (part of the Anishinaabe), the Oneida Nation of the Thames (part of the Haudenosaunee), and the Munsee-Delaware Nation (part of the Leni-Lunaape). If you have suggestions for how Couplets can better embody such practice, please get in touch.

Couplets is generously hosted by TAP Centre for Creativity (formerly The ARTS Project) at 203 Dundas Street. Matchmaking by Andy Verboom.