Welcome 2022-2023

2023 World Storytelling Day Concert – Together We Can: Stories of Hope

Please join The Baden Storytellers’ Guild for the annual global celebration of the art of oral tradition: World Storytelling Day!  Each year we gather during the Spring Equinox to revel in the stories that connect us. 

7:00 p.m. EST, Saturday, March 18, 2023, on Zoom.

12 tellers including Paul Caulfield, Judy Caulfield, Mary McCullum Baldasaro, Stephanie Holt, Gordon Stubley, John Wesselson, Kait Taylor, Barb Vollick, Sandy Schoen, Carolyn Wilker, and Carol Moogk-Soulis. Host Neal Moogk-Soulis. Technical Coordinator Kait Taylor

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, www.buttonfactoryarts.ca/donate. It would be very much appreciated if you are able to give what you can, and to convey that the donation is in thanks for Together We Can: Stories of Hope – A World Storytelling Day Concert. Button Factory Arts is our home away from home and we wish to continue to support it until we are able to share stories within their walls once more.

Please RSVP to your favourite guild member, or Kaitlin.e.taylor@gmail.com by March 12th so that we can reserve your virtual seat. ZOOM Link and details will be sent to attendees at least 2 days before the event.

Stories Aloud

Second Friday of each Month, September through June
Via zoom 8pm (log in opens at 7:45)

Our guest list is limited so we ask that you please R.S.V.P. to
Kaitlin.e.taylor@gmail.com to secure your spot. A link will be sent to you closer to the event.

Due to the length and complexity of the stories, this is an adults-only event.

Bring your stories to share or sit back and listen. Stories should be under 10 minutes unless you make prior arrangements with the host.

Our mailing is at badenstorytellers1@gmail.com . (Note the 1.)

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.