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Guelph Guild of Storytellers

Contact Information
Alternate Name GGS
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Brian Holstein, Member; Phone: 519-826-5948; Email:
Alternate Contact Sya VanGeest, Member; Phone: 519-829-2152; Email:
Description (Site) Various venues in Guelph
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
Guelph, ON
Mailing Address c/o Brian Holstein 
287 Kathleen St 
Guelph, ON N1H 4Y7
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Guelph Civic Museum venue ; Unknown - varies by location, call for information
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Promotes the oral tradition of storytelling through original, traditional, literary and personal stories.
Description (Service) Storytelling events include: 
* Tales from the Hill at Guelph Civic Museum (Sep-Jun) 
* Tea 'n' Tales at Enabling Garden (Jul-Aug); bring mug for a complimentary tea and lawn chair for seating 
* special events 
* open mic time available (at Tales from the Hill only) with prior consultation 
* Tea 'n' Tales is for invited performers only; there is no open mic
Hours Monthly evening performances of Tales from the Hill, first Wed of the month 7 pm-8:30 pm, Sep-Jun 
Weekly performances of Tea 'n' Tales, Fri 10:30 am, Jul-Aug (last Fri in Jun to first Fri in Sep) 
* visit website for times and locations 
Monthly: one performance, and another of guild members and interested people to set schedules and try out new stories before a public performance
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) and up 
Anyone interested in either listening to stories from tried and true local tellers and their guests or people wanting to become a Storyteller. Storytelling sessions are usually longer in length, therefore more suitable for older children (12 years and older) and adults. New members welcome.
Application All inquiries concerning the guild should be sent to Sya VanGeest. All inquiries regarding Tea 'n' Tales shall be addressed by Brian Holstein.
Languages English
Fees Membership - to become a Guild member - $10 membership fee ; Donation - donations welcome to cover expenses during performances ; None - to attend ; There is no admission to any of the performances. Donations are graciously accepted.
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1992
Funding Donations - Audience donations
Service Categories Eclectic Performances/Stage Acts