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Each episode of Couplets is a unique blend of collaborative writing, collaborative performance, and live dialogue. Two poets, locked in mortal struggle and/or collegial mentorship for an entire month, plot an evening of response poems, renga, duets, live interview, writing exercises, shouting matches, 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!

Admission is free. All donations go to the poets.

Upcoming in 2017:

#11: John B Lee & Julie Berry (Thurs, July 27th, 6 – 7pm)
#12: David Stones & Ryan Gibbs (Thurs, Aug 24th, 6 – 7pm)
#13: Shane Neilson & Emma Croll-Baehre (Thurs, Sept 21st, 6 – 7pm)
#14: Blair Trewartha & Leah Kuiack (Thurs, Oct 26th, 6 – 7pm)
#15: Penn Kemp & Marta Croll-Baehre (Thurs, Nov 23rd, 8 – 9pm, in a special venue)

Upcoming in 2018:
The Torontonian invasion!
ft. London and Toronto poets in collaboration


Couplets is organized by Andy Verboom and generously hosted by The ARTS Project @ 203 Dundas St., London, ON. Be sure to check out Couplets Episodes, like Couplets on FB, follow Couplets on Twitter, or visit The ARTS Project’s Couplets page for details on the next episode.