Coming Events

Current Season (2022-2023)

  • Stories Aloud: Open Mic.
    2nd Friday of the month, Sept through Jun, evening. Adults. Full details on front page.
    Zoom continues to be the venue of choice. Contact us for an invitation.
    Listeners always welcome.
    If you want to tell, please rehearse your story with a friend a week before, and keep stories to under 10 minutes, unless you make prior arrangements with the host for the evening.
  • Guild meetings, for practice, business, and mini-workshops.
    4th Friday of the month, currently online. Talk to a guild member if you are interested.
  • Coaching before Stories Aloud. Contact us to arrange.
  • Fall, Winter and Spring Workshops. None scheduled — yet.
  • World Storytelling Day concert. See front page for details.

See our Diary for previous events.

Changes will be shared immediately to our mailing list (, this space, and our FaceBook page.


Stories Aloud: Monthly Open Mic Storytelling for Adults

Second Friday of every month, Sep through Jun, …

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. , or talk to a member.

Introduction to Storytelling: A Beginners’ Workshop

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.

Storytelling with the Baden Storytellers’ Guild

Local library

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

Local library.

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

World Storytelling Day — LAST YEAR

Saturday Evening in March, around the Spring Equinox.

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.