Just imagine it: an entire community that connects through words, stories, songs, and visual art.
This month, the City of Kitchener and Kitchener Public Library launch ImagineIt Kitchener programming, with literacy events taking place throughout Kitchener to connect citizens and inspire creativity.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Kitchener Public Library to provide a wide range of events throughout the year,” says Jeff Young, manager, Kitchener events. “With multiple events in different locations we aim to connect neighbours, encourage community building, and support literacy.”
“Our ImagineIt Kitchener programs feature fun and interesting ways to celebrate reading, writing, and literacy,” says Penny-Lynn Fielding, director, customer and community engagement at KPL. “Through writer’s craft workshops, song writing circles, storytelling, author visits, and more, our entire community will be connecting through the power of words.”
We kicked off ImagineIt this week with a visit by award-winning author Terry Fallis, who visited Central Library to offer aspiring writers advice on creating a chapter-by-chapter outline.
If you missed it, don’t worry: there’s plenty more to come. As with all library events and programs, these are free and everyone is welcome to attend.
Giller Live! – Join us for a CanLit celebration
Songwriters’ Circle with Bob Egan, Jamie Warren, Jay Semko, Sean Hogan
85 QUEEN: An Evening with Kathy Reichs
No One Leaves Without a Story – with Heather Wright
Visual Storytelling – with Scott Chantler