"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."

Curses: Destiny or Delusion?

Just in time for Halloween, Colette Laplante and Cecilia Blanchfield bring you stories that will make you knock wood and clutch your rabbit’s foot. So, are curses real, or just creepy coincidences? Join us October 18th and decide for yourself. more

In the news

Cecilia & Colette discuss Curses and storytelling on Daytime Ottawa. more


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. 

OST's SIGNature series 2018/19

Ignite your imagination with live, professional storytelling. From the fantastical worlds of great literary artists, to hidden historical treasures, to extraordinary personal journeys, this season will delight and enlighten. Local and imported storytellers present a show a month from September to April. more

Children’s Storytelling Festival

A FREE day of stories, told live, for children ages 4 to 12. The 2018 annual bilingual Festival will take place on Saturday, November 3 at the Nepean Centrepointe Library. From traditional tales to fabulous fantasies, this annual event is a day of storytelling magic that kids won’t want to miss! 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 next edition of (un)told “I Could Make You Scared...” will be held on October 21 at the Heart & Crown in the ByWard Market. more


Join us for storytelling every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at our new venue, Bluebird Coffee in Ottawa's ByWard Market.

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

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