Guild Events (Future and Recent)


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Current Season (2017-2018)

  • 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, 8pm
    Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina St. S., Waterloo, ON
    Ages 17+
    Tickets: $15. Door is cash only.
    Send cheques to Baden Storytellers’ Guild,
    C10-7 Upper Mercer St., Kitchener, N2A 0B7
  • Workshop with Celia Lottridge, Sunday, May 6, afternoon.
  • Storytellers’ Guild Meetings, 4th Friday of the month, talk to a member.

Previous Season (2016-2017)

  • The Journey of the Storyteller: A Workshop with Marylyn Peringer.
  • Introduction to Storytelling: Guided by Gwen McCutcheon and Anne Busby.
  • Metamorphoses: Tales of Transformation (World Storytelling Day Concert).
  • Bringing History to Life: A Workshop with Mary-Eileen McClear.



Current Season (2017-2018)

Stories Aloud:
Open Mic Storytelling for Adults

rack card story telling guild2Second 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

Spring Workshop with Celia Lottridge

Sunday, May 6, afternoon. Details to come.

Playing Inside Story: A Workshop with Bob Barton


Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: 12:30 – 3:30
Location: 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 :
*Register by October 10th to reserve your place

World Storytelling Day Concert

Stay tuned for this annual Equinox event. (Saturday, March 24, 2018)

Storytellers’ Guild: Developing the Art and Craft of Storytelling

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. Visitors welcome. Please contact us in advance.

Last Season (2016-2017)

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

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

Time: Sunday, Sunday, May 28, 2017, 1:30 – 4:00
Location: Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina St S, Waterloo, ON

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!

Metamorphoses: Tales of Transformation
(World Storytelling Day Concert)


Presented by the Baden Storytellers’ Guild
A Concert in Celebration of World Storytelling Day
Saturday March 18th, 2017 at 8:00pm
Ages 17+
Tickets: $15.00 (cash only please)
The Button Factory, 25 Regina St S – Waterloo

Honouring Founding Teller, Mary-Eileen McClear

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

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.

For more events in Ontario, see the calendar at Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada.