DIARY — 2019-2020 Guild Events

Guild-Hosted Events (Current Season)

Current Season (2019-2020)

  • Stories Aloud: Open Mic Storytelling.
    2nd Friday of the month, Sept through Jun, evening. Adults.
  • Coaching before Stories Aloud. Contact us to arrange.
  • Beginners’ Workshop UPDATED: Sun Nov 3, 2019, 1:30-3:30pm
    Pre-registration required.
  • Storytelling by the guild, Saturday November 23, 11 am – 1 pm, at Kitchener Public Library, 85 Queen St. N.
  • Senior Storytelling Circle, Wed Jan 15, Elmira Library
  • World Storytelling Day concert, Sat Mar 21, 2020, 8:00pm, Button Factory Arts, Waterloo, $15, adults only.
  • Spring Workshop, Details to be announced.

Watch This Space

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

Stories Aloud: Monthly Open Mic Storytelling for Adults

Second Friday of every month, Sep through Jun, 8:00. Doors open at 7:30. Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina St. South, Waterloo.

Sep 13, October 11, Nov 8, 2019, Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14, March 13, Apr 10, May 8, Jun12

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. Adults only.

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.

Introduction to Storytelling: A Beginners’ Workshop

Sat Nov 3, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina St. South, Waterloo.

Kait Taylor and Carolyn Wilker, members of the Baden Storytellers Guild, will be leading this workshop.

Bring your enthusiasm and your willingness to learn. Each participant will have opportunity in the workshop to learn and share a story. If you have a folk tale or other story you’ve been wanting to share with an audience, we’ll talk about choices of stories as well.

Cost of the workshop is $30.00. You can register one of two ways, either by sending an etransfer to Carolyn Wilker (cari.edit@rogers.comor by mailing a cheque (written to the Baden Storytellers’ Guild) to Carolyn Wilker (96 Briar Knoll Drive, Kitchener ON N2E 1Y2) by October 30th, to save your spot in the workshop.

Storytelling with the Baden Storytellers’ Guild

Sat Nov 23, 11 am – 1 pm.
Kitchener Public Library, 85 Queen St. N.

The Baden Storytellers’ Guild seeks to promote excellence in the art of the oral tradition of Storytelling and to develop an awareness of and appreciation for storytelling in daily life and as a performance art.

The delightful stories that you hear will make the world fall away as you are transported into the adventures. Travel with the teller into the world of intrigue and imagination. 

You will be left with a hunger for more!!

Senior Storytelling Circle

Wed Jan 15, 1:00-2:30
Elimira Library

You have a story to tell, so come share it! Prompts provided by a local storytellers.

World Storytelling Day 2020: Voyages

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 8:00pm,
Button Factory Arts, Waterloo, ON
$15, adults only.

Join the Guild for our annual World Storytelling Day concert.

Spring Workshop

Every year we host one or two workshops with nationally-known storytellers. Past topics have included Exploring Narrative Suspense with Dan Yashinsky, The Art and Pleasure of telling Family Stories with Celia Lottridge, Playing Inside Story with Bob Barton, The Story Circle, with Bob Tadman, and The Journey of the Storyteller with Marylyn Peringer.

For more events in Ontario, see the calendar at Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada.

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