Become a Member


Ottawa StoryTellers is an incorporated not-for-profit organization founded in 1983.

As a member you:

  • promote the art of storytelling in our community
  • nurture and inspire both beginning and experienced storytellers
  • provide tellers and listeners of all ages with opportunities to come together to share and enjoy stories

Become a member and enjoy the benefits of membership

Benefits for tellers and non-tellers:

  • Receive OST's regular Monthly Bulletins from the Artistic Manager

  • Receive links to the Telling Times featuring storytelling news in Ottawa and beyond

  • Take advantage of reduced rates on workshops

  • Influence the direction of the organization: vote and hold office

  • Join discussion groups on storytelling topics

Additional benefits for Non-tellers:

  • Become part of the Ottawa storytelling and arts communities

  • Take advantage of opportunities to develop and use creative skills

  • Discover opportunities to develop and use leadership skills

  • Attend social events 

Additional benefits for tellers:

  • Professional development, including workshops with community of peers

  • Insurance coverage for performances 

  • Access to skill-development groups

    • Telling groups

    • Writing groups

  • Opportunities to tell

    • Stories & Tea

    • Gig Group

    • Speaking Out (National Arts Centre)

    • Additional ad hoc opportunities

  • Feedback, if desired, at events

Your annual membership in Ottawa StoryTellers  costs just $20 for an individual or $30 for a family.

To join, purchase your membership through PayPal (below) OR print the membership form (download the form here), complete it, and bring it with a cheque for $20 or $30, payable to Ottawa Storytellers, to one of our events or mail it to us at:

Ottawa StoryTellers

342 A Elgin Street

Ottawa, ON  K2P 1M6


If you have questions about membership, please phone 613.322.8336