"To hear a story is to be touched in heart and mind, in body and spirit. The storyteller gives the tale; the listener receives it, responding out of his or her own being. The story comes alive. It flourishes and grows."


Join us for storytelling every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at our new venue, The Oak located at 318 Bank Street.

Stories start at 7PM with a break part way through for treats and chatting. more

Story Swap

Story Swap is open to all and free. It takes place on the first Thursday of the month.

You are welcome to listen, or tell. Stories are usually five to ten minutes long and are told from memory. We recommend stories that engage and entertain. more

SIGNature series 2019-2020

Ignite your imagination with live, professional storytelling! From the epic and fantastic worlds of great literary artists, to hidden historical treasures, to extraordinary personal journeys, this season will delight and enlighten. Local, national and international storytellers present shows between October and May. more

original stories, told live

(un)told is a monthly event featuring personal stories told live in a relaxed setting without notes, sets, or props. It’s the kind of night where everyone has something interesting to say! more


LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT | Ottawa StoryTellers’ events and performances take place on the traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people. We respectfully acknowledge that they are the original caretakers of this land and have been telling stories since time immemorial.