"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."

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

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 April edition of (un)told, "Stormy Weather", will take place on the 22nd at the Heart & Crown in the ByWard Market. 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


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

The Tour: A Trip Through Ireland

An adaptation of the book by Jean Grainger, performed by Bob Woods, Mary Wiggin, and Niamh O'Brien. A witty and informative story with a touch of romance. May 24 at the National Arts Centre. 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. 

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