DIARY — 2019-2020 Guild Events

Guild-Hosted Events (Current Season)

Current Season (2019-2020)
SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS

  • 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.

Coaching

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
UPDATED

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.
badenstorytellers1@gmail.com


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.

DIARY — 2018-2019 Guild Events

Stories Aloud: Monthly Open Mic Storytelling for Adults

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

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.

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.

Coaching

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

Details to be announced.

World Storytelling Day 2019
Myths, Legends and Epics

2019 Saturday, March 23, Evening
Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina St S, Waterloo, ON.

Join the Guild for our annual World Storytelling Day concert. Cash at the door. Email for advance tickets. Adults only. $15. 
http://www.badenstorytellers.ca
badenstorytellers1@gmail.com

Finding the Red Thread of the Story
Exploring Narrative Suspense

2019 Saturday May 4, 12:30-4:30, Forrest Heights Library Branch, 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

Pre-registration required. $55.

Or contact us for other arrangements. 
badenstorytellers1@gmail.com

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
  • SOLD OUT:
    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

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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.

 


SOLD OUT
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 :
badenstorytellers1@gmail.com
*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.

 

DIARY — Guild Events 2016-2017 Archive

The Journey of the Storyteller
June 2017

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A Workshop with Marylyn Peringer

Click on the poster for more details.

This workshop is suitable for all levels.

Come prepared to share an event, a moment, a person, or a story that has been a signpost on your way as a storyteller. We anticipate a rich conversation with opportunities to consider our strengths, where they have come from, and what directions they will take us in the future!


Introduction to Storytelling
Guided by Gwen McCutcheon and Anne Busby
May 2017

Sunday, Sunday, May 28, 2017, 1:30 – 4:00

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 mike at Stories Aloud or a family reunion or a gathering of friends. We look forward to hearing your stories!


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Metamorphoses: Tales of Transformation
(World Storytelling Day Concert)
March 2017

Presented by the Baden Storytellers’ Guild
A Concert in Celebration of World Storytelling Day
Ages 17+
Tickets: $15.00 (cash only please)
Honouring Founding Teller, Mary-Eileen McClear


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Bringing History to Life
with Mary-Eileen McClear
Nov 2016

Full Size Poster

Do people and events of the past intrigue you? Are you a storyteller, a writer, or simply a lover of history? If so, Join Mary-Eileen McClear as she shares her methods for finding, crafting, and telling historical stories. Expect to explore ways to peer into the past and bring it to life in an authentic, engaging way.

Mary-Eileen McClear, a storyteller for more than 30 years, is the founder of the Baden Storytellers’ Guild and The Story Barn. She takes delight in ferreting out stories based on real people in times past.