"Storytelling is among the most ancient of arts. 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."

SPEAKING OUT 2017-2018

An eclectic selection of great professional storytelling to entertain and enlighten.

Join us as we journey through French-Canadian culture, Argentina under dictatorship, the African Diaspora, the Yukon First Nation, Ireland, the lands of fairies, and of Norse Gods, all without leaving the capital city.  more

Workshop [FULL]

Saturday, October 21 & 28, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

If you want to get people’s attention, tell them a story. A well-told story will draw listeners to you, whether your purpose is to entertain, educate, inform or sell a product or idea. more

CHILDREN'S STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

The 2017 Festival, Once Upon a Time, will take place on Saturday, November 4 at the Nepean Centrepointe Library.

It will be a FREE day of stories, told live, for children ages 4 to 12. Performances will run from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM. From traditional tales to fabulous fantasies, this will be a day of storytelling magic that kids won’t want to miss!  more

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.

STORIES & TEA

Join us for storytelling every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at The Tea Party Cafe, 119 York St in Ottawa's ByWard Market.

From 7 pm to 8:45 pm, stories begin on the hour and half-hour with breaks in between for treats and chatting. 

Stories & Tea is presented by Ottawa StoryTellers & The Tea Party Cafe. more

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Celebrating the life and legacy of Jan Andrews

The storytelling communities in Ottawa and in Canada have suffered a great loss at the passing of Jan Andrews on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Jan was a remarkable person. In addition to being a fine storyteller, she was an award-winning writer of fiction for young people. more

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