World Storytelling Day Concert 2022 Poster

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. 

Lost & Found: A World Storytelling Day Concert will take place virtually March 20th, at 7:00 pm.

Please RSVP to Kait Taylor at kaitlin.e.taylor@gmail.com by March 14th so that we can reserve your virtual seat. ZOOM Link and details will be sent to attendees at least 2 days before the event from this email so please add it to your contacts. In addition, you could include your name as it would appear on Zoom as well as your phone number if you plan to join us through ZOOM by phone.

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. 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 Lost & Found: 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.

We look forward to seeing you! 

March 2022: 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.

Stories Aloud

We continue to meet on Zoom, Sept through Jun, the second Friday of each month at 8pm. Contact badenstorytellers1@gmail.com for an invitation.

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.