"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."

Celebrate! Life Changing Stories

This May 31st showcase features a collection of life-changing tales, with a mix of personal and traditional stories. You'll hear from Alan Shain, Jennifer Cayley, David Brennan, Adrian Harewood, Pat Moore and Roland Doucet. 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 May edition of (un)told, "Late Bloomer", will take place on the 27th at the Heart & Crown in the ByWard Market. more

Utsän Män – Old Woman Lake

Utsän Män (Reed Lake) is a traditional  story told by Louise Profeit-LeBlanc, member of the Nacho N’yak Dän  First Nation. It’s story is about a powerful medicine woman who lived at this lake. Join us on June 21 at the National Arts Centre. more

SPEAKING OUT

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

STORIES & TEA

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. more

We are currently seeking storytellers for Stories & Tea. 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. 

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