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New Beginnings — A World Storytelling Day Concert

Poster for World Storytelling Day 2021

Join the Baden Storyteller’s Guild for our annual global celebration of the art of oral storytelling! Share in the anticipation of change that comes with new life, new connections, new recollections, and new beginnings.

March 20, 2021, 8:00pm
We will gather virtually this year through Zoom!

Virtual seating is limited, so, please RSVP to
kaitlin.e.taylor@gmail.com or call 226-338-6290
by 11 pm Friday, March 19 to receive your link and details.

As we share our art this year, we would like to acknowledge the value of art to
connect communities. For this year’s concert, in lieu of a set admission fee, we
would ask that you make a small donation directly to Button Factory Arts.
https://www.buttonfactoryarts.ca/donate

March 2021: Our monthly Stories Aloud evenings are still online, as is our annual World Storytelling Day concert.

Invitations are sent out shortly before each event.

Email badenstorytellers1@gmail.com (remember the 1) to join our mailing list. Also check our FaceBook page for updates.

The Baden Storytellers’ Guild in Waterloo is dedicated to nurturing and sustaining the development of emerging and established storytellers. The Guild seeks to promote excellence in our art, deepen our understanding of Story, and develop in the general public an awareness of and appreciation for storytelling, both in daily life and as a performance art.

The Guild seeks to promote, support and contribute to the growth of storytellers and to ensure the continuing development of the art of storytelling as an integral aspect of Canadian culture.

Coming Events

  • Monthly Stories Aloud Evening. See above.
  • Monthly Guild meetings. By invitation.
  • Workshops for new and experienced tellers.
  • World Storytelling Day Concert in March.
  • Telling to friends and family, and experimenting with new ways to share.

See our Coming Events page for details.

Bad Weather Days for Stories Aloud

If we need to cancel due to the weather, we will, hopefully before 5pm:

  • Announce it here, boldly, on the website, and
  • Announce it on Facebook

Please stay safe!


Since 1989, the Guild has been a forum for those who wish to work together to learn more about the art of storytelling. We meet monthly to learn about the art and to help each other improve. We met first in Baden, then in Waterloo, and (for now) meet online.

We recognize that these are the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe, and the Attawandaron people whose ancestors have long maintained a presence there.  We are grateful for their stewardship of the water and the land, and when we come together to tell our stories, either live or on the Internet, we do it in a respectful way, and with gratitude for their welcome.

We rent performing space from Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina Street South Waterloo, ON. Members have been invited to perform at Joseph Schneider Haus, the Waterloo Region Museum, Toronto Storytelling Festival, the St. Mary’s Storytelling Festival, Steckle Farm, Latitudes Storytelling Festival, and Kitchener Waterloo Symphony.