Do you love a good story?
Whether the stuff of legends, or of everyday experiences, of family history, or present in the tales that teach us how to survive, stories are everywhere.
The well told tale is a universal expression of our humanity because it captures our desire to make the world a more creative and inspirational place.
At Ottawa StoryTellers we’re telling stories all over town.
From our Speaking Out/Speaking In series at the 4th stage of the National Arts Centre, to Stories & Tea presenting tales told in an intimate café, to our annual Children’s Festival of storytelling, to our (un)told open mic and special features series to STORY SWAP, OST celebrates the art of the story.
What's coming up at Ottawa StoryTellers?
Join us for stories that bring the past to life as Ottawa StoryTellers presents historical tales of old Bytown.
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016
Elaine O’Reilly & Gail Anglin present stories of Fire on the Hill
and other tales:
Plagued by Trauma, inspired by the portrait of Queen Victoria that hangs in the Senate Hall.
Father Molloy’s Houses, the fascinating story of an Irish Oblate missionary priest who opened four house for the poor of Bytown.
THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
Surveying the Rideau
The challenges of English canal builders working in the wilderness of Upper Canada.
The Streetcar Conductor’s Wife
The Parliament Hill fire of 2016 as told by Florrie Potvin, a young wife and mother – with Florrie’s personal opinion on the perils of smoking.
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
The Sun Chief’s Daughter & The Boy Who Went to the Moon
Stories that hail from the Yukon, full of mystery and imagination.
A Mardi Gras tale from early French Canada.
Ottawa StoryTellers is a member of Ottawa Festivals