Currently, Guelph Guild Storytellers (GGS) has two main series during the year. Tales From the Hill, a monthly evening event in the Guelph Civic Museum - - - pivoted to virtual during COVID-19, and Tea 'n' Tales, and a weekly Friday morning event in the Guelph Enabling Garden within Riverside Park - - in 2021 it went virtual, VirtualiTEA and Tales, currently back in-person.
Both are completely accessible. Both are free, although free-will contributions are welcomed to cover operating costs of GGS such as membership in the Canadian Guild, advertising, Website, printing poster/bookmarks, etc. In addition, Guelph businesses enhance the experience in the Enabling Garden with free coffee from Planet Bean and gift coupons for guest tellers from downtown Guelph merchants and The Wooly Pub.
Tea ‘n’ Tales 2022
The summer storytelling event series is back IN PERSON!
Guelph Enabling Garden & Guelph Guild of Storytellers is thrilled to invite you back to your favourite garden to hear your favourite tellers share their tales.
10:30 AM every Friday from June 17 – Sept 9, 2022
Click here to see the Rogers TV story at #Guelph Life about the Enabling Garden and the Guelph Guild of Storytellers (GGS) and the plans for the upcoming sixteenth Tea 'n' Tales 2022
Tea 'n' Tales have added two family-friendly events on Saturday afternoons of July 23 and August 13 from 2:00 to 3:00. with the same hospitality of cold drinks by the Enabling Garden's Trevor Barton.
Tales from the Hill:
During the non-summer season, on the first Wednesday evening of each month, we present Tales from the Hill at the Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk St. It typically features a guest teller in addition to Guild tellers. The evening ends with hot cider, light refreshments, and conversation. Guests are invited to register a telling or participate during the open mic storytelling.
We strive to mirror the pre-COVID-19 format. The virtual door opens at 6:30 for casual socializing, call to order at 7:00 for storytelling until 8:30, followed by time for more visiting. (BYO cider / goodies : >)
Register here for Zoom virtual
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5998318888
Dial or one-tap mobile: 15873281099
VirtualiTEA 'n' Tales
Summer 2021 Season:
Summer 2020 season canceled due to COVID-19
This is the pre-COVID-19 format, which we will continue when we come together again. Summer Friday mornings at 10:30, rain or shine, listeners gather to hear stories in the Enabling Garden in Riverside Park. What a sublime setting to listen to stories! There is excitement and buzz around the successful collaborative project between the city's Enabling Garden and the Guelph Guild of Storytellers. Free-will contributions are shared 50/50 between them.
This past year a quality portable sound system was purchased and tested. The Guild is looking forward to enhancing the listening experience.