Guild-Hosted 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, 2018, 8pm
  • SOLD OUT:
    Workshop with Celia Lottridge, The Art and Pleasure of telling Family Stories
    Sunday, May 6, 2018, 12:30-3:30pm.
  • NEW: Introduction to Storytelling
    Sunday, June 3, 2018, 1:30-4:30pm.
  • Storytellers’ Guild Meetings,
    4th Friday of the month. Talk to a member for details.

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)


Introduction to Storytelling

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Guided by Anne Busby and Gwen McCutcheon
Sunday, June 3rd, 2018,  1:30 – 4:30pm
Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina St S., Waterloo, ON
Fee: $30.00

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 mic at Stories Aloud or a family reunion or a gathering of friends. We look forward to hearing your stories!

Please register by May 20 to reserve your place at the workshop.
Registration Options:

  • Online: kitchenerwaterloo.snapd.com/events/view/1144673
  • Email: badenstorytellers1@gmail.com
  • Phone: Anne Busby 519-896-2051
  • Mail: Send Cheque payable to Baden Storytellers’ Guild,
    c/o Anne Busby, C10-7 Upper Mercer Street, Kitchener On, N2A 0B7

 


Wise Fools: A World Storytelling Day Concert

 

2018 March 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

 


SOLD OUT
Workshop: The Art and Pleasure of telling Family Stories, With Celia Lottridge

2018 May Workshop Poster

Sunday, Sunday, May 6, 12:30 – 3:30pm
Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina St. S., Waterloo, ON

Join renowned storyteller and writer Celia Lottridge to explore family stories.   The focus will be on imagining and shaping the story to make it a story an audience will enjoy.  Participants are encouraged to come with a potential story of two already in mind. Fee is $45.

Please register by April 20 to reserve your place at the workshop.
Registration Options:

  • Online: kitchenerwaterloo.snapd.com/events/view/1133960
    Note: Tickets show wrong times.
  • Email: badenstorytellers1@gmail.com
  • Mail: Send Cheque payable to Baden Storytellers’ Guild,
    c/o Anne Busby, C10-7 Upper Mercer Street, Kitchener On, N2A 0B7

Celia Barker Lottridge is a writer and storyteller who has written several highly acclaimed award winning children’s books inspired by family stories, including Ticket to CurlewWings To Fly, and Home is Beyond the Mountains.  Celia has based many of her stories –both written and told on family stories.  She recorded CDs for the StorySave Program for SCCC. (Storytellers of Canada/Conteur Canada).


Stories Aloud:
Monthly Open Mic Storytelling for Adults

2017-2018 Stories Aloud Rack Card BackSecond 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

2017 Fall Workshop PosterSunday, October 22, 2017, 12:30 – 3:30
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 :
badenstorytellers1@gmail.com
*Register by October 10th to reserve your place


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.

 


Last Season (2016-2017)


The Journey of the Storyteller

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A Workshop with Marylyn Peringer
Sunday, June 11, 2017, 12:30-3:30
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

Sunday, Sunday, May 28, 2017, 1:30 – 4:00
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)

baden-wsd-2017-rev2Presented 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

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

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