Guild Events (Future and Recent)

Stories Aloud.
Open Mic Storytelling for Adults.

2014wsd-sDSCN2787Second Friday of every month, September through June, 8:00 – 10:30 p.m. 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 8 pm and go until 10:30 pm. You are welcome to just listen, but if our story charm should work its magic, you are welcome to share a tale. (Under 10 minutes please, so we all get a turn.)

The Button Factory
(Waterloo Community Arts Centre)
25 Regina St. South, Waterloo

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.

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
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!


Metamorphoses: Tales of Transformation

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
For more details:  519-208-1109

Honouring Founding Teller, Mary-Eileen McClear


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

Full Size Poster

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.

Full Size Poster

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


Meeting for Guild Members

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.

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