The Black Dirt Storytelling Guild (BDSG) is for adult story lovers and tellers
who met on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
in the library before the pandemic. We hope to be back soon!



The Guild is dedicated to the following goals:

  • To preserve and promote the art of storytelling and story listening.
  • To inspire the discovery of the storyteller within each person.
  • To encourage the collection of oral history and local history.
  • To explore the history and development of stories from around the world.
  • To establish and offer storytelling programs to the people of the Hudson Valley.


Click here to read about the history of the Guild.

Check out Black Dirt Member Ken Karnas’ retirement project: The Bakers Dozen Bike Rides of Wantage (