Textile is a community-engaged arts organization and mentorship program based in Kitchener-Waterloo.
There are voices in our region that are hidden, muted, or silenced. Our vision is to provide mentorship opportunities and platforms for writers amd artists to share their voices and connect them with a city-wide readership.
Ultimately, we believe writing and self-expression are essential to uplifting people and challenging society. These tools should be available to everyone, not limited by gender, age, race, class, sexuality, or ability. By publishing short fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction that reflects the diversity of our region, we believe we can broaden our imagination of what Kitchener-Waterloo is and what it can be.
We focus on creating time and space for writing; our mentorship seeks to let writers voices emerge. Our work is driven by a desire to build relationships, celebrate our community’s strengths and assets, and call attention to important social issues.
Textile was founded in 2018. We publish in print annually and online on a varying schedule.