Coming Events

We have two events this spring. Details are below.

  • The Journey of the Storyteller, with Marylyn Peringer,
    Sunday, June 11, 12:30-3:30, suitable for all levels.
  • Introduction to Storytelling,
    Sunday, May 28 1:30-4:00

517153-0 The Journey of the Storyteller
A Workshop with Marylyn Peringer
Time: Sunday, June 11, 2017, 12:30-3:30
Location: Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina St S, Waterloo, ON
Fee: $45
Registration: Judy Caulfield,, or 905-457-5117
Please contact by June 1st to reserve your place at the workshop.

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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

Time: Sunday, Sunday, May 28, 2017, 1:30 – 4:00
Location: Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina St S, Waterloo, ON
Fee: $15
Registration:, or phone Anne Busby 519 –896 -2051

Registration deadline has been extended.

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!

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.

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.

Upcoming workshop. Bringing History to Life
with Mary-Eileen McClear

See our FaceBook page for updates.

Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016
Place: The Button Factory, 25 Regina St S., Waterloo, ON N2J 1R8
Time: 12:00 noon – 3:30 PM

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brining-history-to-life-2016Do 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.

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Fee: $35
Register before Monday, November 7th
by phoning Derek Brisland, 519-577-9128
Mail cheques to Baden Storytellers Guild
c/o 167 Golflinks Drive, Baden, ON  N3A 3N8

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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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.