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is a vibrant, creative, and engaged community of storytellers and people who love to listen to great tales. We tell stories at 100 events throughout the year at venues all across the National Capital Region.  Our stories are for all ages, and range from children’s stories, to literary adaptations, to classical texts, traditional tales, to personal stories of transformation and discovery.

OST also offers  WORKSHOPS for beginners, and special sessions with recognized professional storytellers, and voice and acting instructors.

We run two open mic events, our  STORY SWAP, and the  (un)told open mic series; both invite established and beginning storytellers to test their tales and hone their craft. 

Check out upcoming events and activities for FOURTH STAGE, STORIES & TEA and THE WEST END WELL.

And don’t forget that we have seasonal events at the BYTOWN MUSEUM, and the BILLINGS HISTORICAL ESTATE, and of course ONCE UPON A STORY… our festival of storytelling for young listeners.

OTTAWA STORYTELLERS is generously supported by our audience, our members, and a community of people who love a good story. We are also supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Ottawa, and the Community Foundation of Ottawa.

For the facts about OST,  click on About Us in the menu.


NAC Fourth Stage - don't miss first show of the season!

The tellers of Raisin Wine: Brock Lewis, Alanis King, Lesley Parlane

December 18, 2014  Raisin Wine

written by James Bartleman

featuring Alanis King, Brock Lewis, Lesley Parlane

A tale described by the Globe & Mail as “both generous and wise, from one of our most distinguished elders”, James Bartleman’s boyhood memoir of growing up in a ‘different’ Muskoka is the humorous and heartfelt story of a young boy with big dreams, and an even bigger imagination.


Click here to purchase tickets $22 Adults and $18 Seniors through ticketmaster. Tickets are also available at the NAC Box Office with no online purchase fees.

OST's package deal of 4 shows for $70 has been extended to the end of the season!

Show time: 7:30 PM.





Ottawa StoryTellers is a member of Ottawa Festivals