Latitudes is a festival of stories told through spoken word, music, dance, drama and visual art. The first festival was held in 2006 when Trinity United Church celebrated its 100th anniversary, and for many years was held amidst the sounds, smells and flavours of the K-W Multicultural Festival. For its 10th anniversary, Latitudes Storytelling Festival participated in Kultrun World Music Festival. In 2016, the festival found a new home at Kitchener Public Library's beautiful central branch (85 Queen St North). We are returning to the library in 2017.
Our planning committee includes people from all corners of the community. We come together with a shared vision of a community that celebrates its heritage through stories.
Latitudes' schedule of free performances and workshops is made possible thanks to the generous financial and in kind support of community partners:
Baden Storytelling Guild
City of Kitchener
City of Waterloo
Kitchener Public Library
Trinity United Church