"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."


Wednesday, March 28 at Arts Court Theatre, OST and the Ottawa International Writers Festival are proud to welcome Gcina Mhlophe, one of South Africa's most celebrated storytellers. Gcina has been described as one of South Africa's cultural treasures. Join her on this rare visit to Canada. more

Tell your story

(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.

The March edition of (un)told, "A Method in the Madness", will take place on the 25th at the Heart & Crown in the ByWard Market. more

Tales and Tunes of Malicious Enchantment

Betty Bennett and Angelica Ottewill tell whimsical tales of fairyland with a focus on the mischievous, accompanied by live harp music. April 22 at the National Arts Centre. more


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

Call for Proposals

Seeking proposals for the 2018-2019 Speaking Out Season & Special Features. We welcome new show ideas and remounted works from its members and beyond. The deadline for submissions is March 31. Not all proposals will be programmed, but all proposals will be considered.  more


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

From 7 pm to 8:45 pm, stories begin on the 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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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.