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Latitudes Storytelling Festival

Latitudes Storytelling Festival

c/o Lori-Ann Livingston

48 Irvin St.

Kitchener, Ont. N2H 1K8

Phone : 519-498-2048

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Latitudes Storytelling Festival features story stages for adults and children alike. The festival celebrates stories from around the world in an imaginative atmosphere. Our stories are told by professionals and amateurs alike, through many forms, such as music, spoken word, art and image, theatre and poetry, and through traditional and community storytelling workshops and performances. The festival, started in 2006, is located in Victoria Park in Kitchener, on the same weekend in June as the K-W Multicultural Festival and Anishnabeg Outreach Centre’s celebration of aboriginal culture.

Coffeehouse stage

Our coffeehouse stage is a comfortable atmosphere for stories told to adult audiences, often featuring music, author readings and spoken word poetry. Selling Fair Trade and organic tea and coffee, the coffeehouse raises money for local social service agencies and the festival.

Children’s stage

Lounge around on a big colourful cushion with your kids at our children’s stage, which features fun, interactive storytelling, music and crafts.

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Digital storytelling

In 2012, Latitudes partnered with a local digital artist named Dwight Storring to create Made in Kitchener, a digital storytelling tour of downtown Kitchener, to celebrate 100 years of Kitchener becoming a city. Building on a series of audio interviews with local people who worked in the city's manufacturing industries conducted in the early 2000s as part of the City of Kitchener’s Industrial Artifacts project, the project uncovers the personal narratives of these workers and uses them to engage the present-day "knowledge" workers in a larger and continuous community narrative.

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