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Current Season (2017-2018)
- Stories Aloud: Open Mic Storytelling for Adults
- Playing Inside Story: A Workshop with Bob Barton
- World Storytelling Day Concert
- Storytellers’ Guild Meetings
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
(Computer problem. Very annoying. Clicking on the images in the text should give you a larger, readable version of the poster. It used to. It doesn’t do it now. If I put all the images in a gallery, it seems to work. Maybe there’s a story behind it.)
Current Season (2017-2018)
Open Mic Storytelling for Adults
Second 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
Playing Inside Story: A Workshop with Bob Barton
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: 12:30 – 3:30
Location: Button Factory Arts
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
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
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Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016
Place: The Button Factory, 25 Regina St S., Waterloo, ON N2J 1R8
Time: 12:00 noon – 3:30 PM
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.