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.

We host Stories Aloud at The Button Factory in Waterloo on the second Friday of each month, September to June, 8:00 – 10:30 p.m.

See our FaceBook page for updates and further details.

Stories Aloud September:  An Important Cancellation Announcement

Due to renovation updates occurring at The Button Factory, home of our open storytelling evenings, STORIES ALOUD will NOT take place in September 2016. We look forward to seeing old faces and new when we reconvene for stories in October. Thank you for your patience, and keep saving those stories!


Upcoming workshop. Introduction to Storytelling

See our FaceBook page for updates.

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!

Date: Sunday, July 10th, 2016
Place: The Button Factory, 25 Regina St S., Waterloo, ON N2J 1R8
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Fee: $15.00
Register before June 30th at
Phone Derek Brisland 519-577-9128
Mail cheques to Baden Storytellers Guild
c/o 167 Golflinks Drive, Baden, Ont., N3A 3N8


March 19, 2016,
Saturday Evening
World Storytelling Day Concert with the Baden Storytellers’ Guild
The Button Factory, Waterloo
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Baden Storytellers Guild will host their World Storytelling Day concert on March 19th at the Button Factory in Waterloo, ON, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets ($10 each, adult) are available in advance from guild member Derek Brisland

( and will be sold at the door. Seating is limited so get your tickets early.

See Brenda Byers’s interview in the KW Record.


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. We also host Stories Aloud at the  Button Factory on the second Friday of each month, September to June, 8:00 – 10:30 p.m.

The Guild’s physical home is The Button Factory, 25 Regina Street South Waterloo, ON

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See our Diary on FaceBook.

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