DIARY — Guild Events 2017-2018

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  • Stories Aloud: Open Mic Storytelling for Adults,
    2nd Friday of the month, September through June, evening.
  • Playing Inside Story: A Workshop with Bob Barton,
    Oct 22, 2017, afternoon.
  • Wise Fools: A World Storytelling Day Concert,
    Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8pm
    Workshop with Celia Lottridge, The Art and Pleasure of telling Family Stories
    Sunday, May 6, 2018, 12:30-3:30pm.
  • POSTPONED: Introduction to Storytelling, June 2018
    NEW DATE: Nov 4, 2018.
  • Storytellers’ Guild Meetings,
    4th Friday of the month. Talk to a member for details.

Introduction to Storytelling
May 2018

2018 spring intro pic

Are you interested in learning to tell stories?

This workshop will cover the meaning of oral tradition; what makes a good story; exercises in telling and where to find stories. This will start you on your way to the mic at Stories Aloud or a family reunion or a gathering of friends. We look forward to hearing your stories!

Please register by May 20, 2018 to reserve your place at the workshop.


2018 March World Storytelling Day Concert

Wise Fools: A World Storytelling Day Concert
March 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8pm

Ages 17+
Tickets: $15. Door is cash only.


Workshop: The Art and Pleasure of telling Family Stories, With Celia Lottridge
May 2018

2018 May Workshop Poster

Sunday, Sunday, May 6, 2018, 12:30 – 3:30pm

Join renowned storyteller and writer Celia Lottridge to explore family stories.   The focus will be on imagining and shaping the story to make it a story an audience will enjoy.  Participants are encouraged to come with a potential story of two already in mind. Fee is $45.

Please register by April 20, 2018 to reserve your place at the workshop.

Celia Barker Lottridge is a writer and storyteller who has written several highly acclaimed award winning children’s books inspired by family stories, including Ticket to CurlewWings To Fly, and Home is Beyond the Mountains.  Celia has based many of her stories –both written and told on family stories.  She recorded CDs for the StorySave Program for SCCC. (Storytellers of Canada/Conteur Canada).

Stories Aloud 2017-2018:
Monthly Open Mic Storytelling for Adults

2017-2018 Stories Aloud Rack Card BackSecond Friday of every month, September through June, 8:00. Doors open at 7:30.

It’s the Story Barn experience in a new venue with the same open storytelling charm.

Bring along $5 and a mug for hot apple cider. Stories begin at 8pm. You are welcome to come to listen, but if our story charm should work its magic, you are welcome to share a tale.

Button Factory Arts
25 Regina St. South, Waterloo

Playing Inside Story: A Workshop with Bob Barton
Oct 2017

2017 Fall Workshop PosterSunday, October 22, 2017, 12:30 – 3:30
Button Factory Arts
Fee: $45.00

In this active workshop we will explore the possibilities for deepening our understanding of a tale, and bringing it to life with a strong sense of place and intention.

To register contact :
*Register by October 10, 2017 to reserve your place

Storytellers’ Guild: Developing the Art and Craft of Storytelling
2017-2018 Season

Fourth Friday of every month, September through June, 7:30. Annual dues and membership. Our tellers have a wide range of experience. We practice telling, learn about the art, prepare concerts, and share information about storytelling events. We also have potlucks.

Contact Us for information.


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Member of Baden Storytellers Guild (www.badenstorytellers.wordpress.com). Member of Guelph Needlecraft Guild (www.guelphneedlecraft.wordpress.com). Former Girl Guide. Former Professional Engineer on permanent parental leave.