The Baden Storytellers’ Guild 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.

Watch This Space

Or email badenstorytellers1@gmail.com for event details as they are announced.

World Storytelling Day Concert 2019:
Myths, Legends and Epics

Saturday, March 23, Evening, Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina St S, Waterloo, ON.

Finding the Red Thread of the Story: Exploring Narrative Suspense

Workshop with Dan Yashinsky, Saturday, May 4, Afternoon, Kitchener, ON

Join internationally-known teller Dan Yashinsky for a workshop about discovering the mysterious thing that makes us want to know what happens next. Dan has taught this workshop at festivals around the world.

Please email if you are interested, and we will let you know the details when available. badenstorytellers1@gmail.com

Introduction to Storytelling

A Beginners’ Workshop, Kitchener, ON, Details to be announced.

2018-2019 Stories Aloud Series

Second Friday of each month, September to June, 8pm, $5 at the door.
Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina St S, Waterloo, ON.

Each evening is a once-only experience, with a potential mixture of traditional, literary, original, and spontaneous stories, told by heart, and expressed in prose, poetry, or song by tellers experienced and novice.

Come to listen, come to tell.

Suggested length for first-time tellers: 5 minutes or less. Longer stories by new tellers should be approved by the Host before stories begin.

Bring a mug for cider or tea.


Would you like help preparing or rehearsing your story? Experienced tellers will be available to help before some Stories Aloud Open Mic Concerts. Please contact us to make arrangements. badenstorytellers1@gmail.com , or talk to a member.

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, and

Please stay safe!

Last Year 2017-2018 Events

Details on our Guild-Hosted Events Page.

Mailing List

Join our mailing list or check back here for details as they are announced.


Judy Caulfield

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.

The Guild’s physical home is Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina Street South Waterloo, ON

See our Diary on FaceBook.

The Guild is pleased to partner with Button Factory Arts. Members have been invited to perform at Joseph Schneider Haus, the Waterloo Region Museum, Toronto Storytelling Festival, the St. Marys Storytelling Festival and Steckle Farm and Latitudes Storytelling Festival.