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Latitudes Festival Tells a Story

Waterloo Chronicle (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), June 13, 2007


Amid the music, sights and smells of the 40th KW Multicultural Festival in Victoria Park will be the creative haven of Latitudes Storytelling Festival.

Held on June 23 and 24, as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Multicultural Festival in Kitchener's Victoria Park, Latitudes is a free festival that welcomes stories from around the world told in many different forms, centred on the theme, Stories: Food for the Soul.

The festival features Ojibway spoken-word artist and author, Rene Meshake. Rhea Green is the festival's Iroquoian storyteller, and local storyteller Isabel Cisterna will bring tales from Chile. Tellers from local guilds, including Mary Eileen McClear and Brian Holstein, will also share their food for the soul. Guelph singer-songwriter James Gordon returns with his sense of humour to share stories told through song and spoken word. Adwoe Badoe entertains audiences young and old with her stories from Ghana and Kitchener's own Poor Tom Productions is joining the festival for the first time with two intriguing performances.

The festival will also unveil a community project celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Iron Horse Trail, stories and images collected along the trail and retold through an audio-visual presentation.

Subjects Covered: storytelling festivals

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