The Baden Storytellers’ Guild 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.

NEW: 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, and
  • Email everyone on our email list.

Please stay safe!

Save the Dates

Details on our Guild-Hosted Events Page.
All events at Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina St S, Waterloo, unless otherwise stated.

POSTPONED: Introduction to Storytelling

The Guild is postponing the Introduction to Storytelling workshop from June to Nov 4th due to a low number of attendees. Refunds will be arranged shortly. Please let us know if you are interested in the Nov 4th workshop. We are on Facebook: Baden Storytellers and http://www.badenstorytellers.wordpress.com.

If you have any questions email the Guild: badenstorytellers1@gmail.com or abusby8@gmail.com.

2018 spring intro picFacilitated by Anne Busby and Gwen McCutcheon
June, 2018, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Full details here.
Register before May 20th at badenstorytellers1@gmail.com
or phone Anne Busby 519-896-2051.

Registration Options:

  • Online: kitchenerwaterloo.snapd.com/events/view/1144673
  • Email: badenstorytellers1@gmail.com
  • Mail: Send Cheque payable to Baden Storytellers’ Guild,
    c/o Anne Busby, C10-7 Upper Mercer Street, Kitchener On, N2A 0B7

The Art and Pleasure of Telling Family Storie

2018 workshop celia

A Workshop with Celia Lottridge
Sunday, May 6, 12:30-3:30pm
Full details here.
Please register by April 20 to reserve your place at the workshop.
Registration Options:

  • Online: kitchenerwaterloo.snapd.com/events/view/1133960
    Note: Tickets show wrong times.
  • Email: badenstorytellers1@gmail.com
  • Mail: Send Cheque payable to Baden Storytellers’ Guild,
    c/o Anne Busby, C10-7 Upper Mercer Street, Kitchener On, N2A 0B7

Wise Fools: A World Storytelling Day Concert
wsd2018 finalSaturday, March 24, 8pm
Tickets: $15. Door is cash only.
Send cheques to Baden Storytellers’ Guild,
C10-7 Upper Mercer St., Kitchener, N2A 0B7
Full details here.

Stories Aloud
2017-2018 Season
2017-2018 Stories Aloud Business Card FrontSecond Friday of the Month, September through June
Sept 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8, Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 11, Jun 8
8:00 – 10:30 pm

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.

Latitudes Storytelling Festival
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Kitchener Public Library, Main, 85 Queen St N, Kitchener

Playing Inside Story
2017 Fall Workshop PosterAn afternoon workshop with Bob Barton
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina Street South, Waterloo
Full details here.

Join our mailing list or check back here for details as they are announced.


Judy CaulfieldSince 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.

The Guild’s physical home is Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina Street South Waterloo, ON
See our Diary on FaceBook.

The Guild is pleased to partner with Button Factory Arts. Members have been invited to perform at Joseph Schneider Haus, the Waterloo Region Museum, Toronto Storytelling Festival, the St. Marys Storytelling Festival and Steckle Farm and Latitudes Storytelling Festival.