November (un)told
Nov
26
7:30 PM19:30

November (un)told

You can’t choose your family. (Or can you?). We are seeking stories about the undeniable similarities and shocking difference between blood relatives; the new communities we form away from home; friends that feel more like family… and anything else inspired by musings about your assigned or chosen family. 

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Story Swap
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Story Swap

Join us at the Public Service Alliance of Canada Building (233 Gilmour St). Arrive by 6:45pm to sign up to tell, or by 7pm to listen only.

Stories are usually five to ten minutes long and are told from memory. We recommend stories that engage and entertain.

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SPEAKING OUT - The Adventurous: Stories of French Canada
Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

SPEAKING OUT - The Adventurous: Stories of French Canada

  • National Arts Centre, Alan and Roula Rossy Pavilion (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Capitaine Bonnefemme and Janet LeRoy present a mix of traditional and new tales in celebration of French Canadian culture, all suitably prepared for an Anglophone audience to enjoy. From an ice surfer and his strategic use of old-fashioned dynamite sticks to an aristocratic woman abandoned on an uninhabited island, you are invited to explore amazing adventures and legends with a sprinkling of real history!

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SPEAKING OUT - The Tour: A Trip Through Ireland
May
24
7:30 PM19:30

SPEAKING OUT - The Tour: A Trip Through Ireland

  • National Arts Centre, Alan and Roula Rossy Pavilion (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A witty and informative story with a touch of romance. An adaptation of the book by Jean Grainger, performed by Bob Woods, Mary Wiggin, and Niamh O'Brien. Take a tour you’ll never forget as you navigate the stunning vistas of Ireland, along with the hearts and minds of a cast of characters who will live with you, long after the story is told.

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Children's Storytelling Festival 2017
Nov
4
10:30 AM10:30

Children's Storytelling Festival 2017

The 2017 Children’s Storytelling 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 3:00 PM. From traditional tales to fabulous fantasies, this will be a day of storytelling magic that kids won’t want to miss! more

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Story Swap
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Story Swap

Join us at the Public Service Alliance of Canada Building (233 Gilmour St). Arrive by 6:45pm to sign up to tell, or by 7pm to listen only.

Stories are usually five to ten minutes long and are told from memory. We recommend stories that engage and entertain.

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Pre-Swap Gathering
Nov
2
5:30 PM17:30

Pre-Swap Gathering

Come and join your fellow storytellers at the Colonnade Pizza Restaurant (280 Metcalfe St) at 5:30pm for a great meal and a great time.  Following the meal, we will walk over to the PSAC Building for an evening of Story Swap.  

Email Colette at volunteer@ottawastorytellers.ca by November 1st to RSVP.

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October (un)told: Halloween Edition!
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

October (un)told: Halloween Edition!

  • St Brigid’s Centre for the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Perhaps you have memories of roaming the streets for candy dressed as a ghoul, or a tale that starts with a treat and ends with a trick (or the other way around). Tell us your scary stories, your sweet tooth adventures, your costume fiascoes. All interpretations welcome for the Halloween Edition of (un)told.

Please note that the venue and date have changed for this month. To sign up to tell your story on Saturday, October 14th, send your pitch to untold.ottawa@gmail.com.

No story? No problem – just sit back and enjoy the sweet mix of spontaneity, humour, and occasional outrageousness that makes (un)told so special.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 7:00PM
St Brigid’s Centre for the Arts (310 St Patrick St) – MAP

Admission is FREE!

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Grassroots Community StoryTelling Event
Oct
14
9:30 AM09:30

Grassroots Community StoryTelling Event

  • Saturday, October 14, 2017
  • from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • at St Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, 310 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa (Not wheelchair accessible. There is a short flight of stairs.)
    • Kildare Room
    • Brigid’s Well, the pub (beverages only) adjacent to the Kildare Room, will be open from 4 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Cost:

$10 for 12 hours of stories, potluck dinner, and community time.

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Story Swap
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Story Swap

Join us at the Public Service Alliance of Canada Building (233 Gilmour St). Arrive by 6:45pm to sign up to tell, or by 7pm to listen only.

Stories are usually five to ten minutes long and are told from memory. We recommend stories that engage and entertain.

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Pre-Swap Gathering
Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

Pre-Swap Gathering

Come and join your fellow storytellers at the Elgin Street Diner at 5:30pm for a great meal and a great time. This is Ottawa's favourite diner, reasonably priced, with an extensive menu.  Following the meal, we will walk over to the PSAC Building for an evening of Story Swap.  

Email Colette at volunteer@ottawastorytellers.ca to RSVP.

 

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Self Exile
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Self Exile

Born on a swamp to hippie parents, Nisha Coleman had an unusual upbringing. Her solo storytelling show, Self-Exile, transports the audience through key life events, from trauma to triumph, toddler to young adult, from a swamp in Northern Ontario to the streets of Paris. “Don’t be yourself,” Coleman’s troubled father tells her when she is five years old, triggering a conscious separation from the self.

She becomes a shapeshifter: a teacher’s pet, a troublemaker, a clown, a recluse. Geographic isolation and social anxiety lead to a period of selective mutism in adolescence, but through the violin, Coleman reconnects with humans and ultimately to herself.

Ending in the streets of Paris, Self-Exile is a celebration of our complicated selves and what it really means to “be yourself.” Winner of the Centaur’s Best of Fringe Award, Self-Exile was featured at the 2017 Wildside Festival at the Centaur Theatre in Montreal.

“A fantastic storyteller, a captivating performer” –Montreal Rampage

“It’s hard to take against Nisha Coleman’s one-woman show, Self-Exile. She’s immensely appealing and exudes a vulnerability that makes you fervently hope her autobiographical story — from damaged upbringing with hippy parents to lonely days busking in Paris — will have a happy ending. Most of the audience rose for an ecstatic standing ovation.” –Montreal Gazette

 

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(un)told
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

(un)told

Please note that (un)told: Fresh Starts edition is being held on a Thursday evening (rather than a Monday), downstairs in the Black Rose room. To sign up to tell your story on September 28th, send us your pitch via Facebook or email (untold.ottawa@gmail.com).

No story? No problem – just sit back and enjoy the sweet mix of spontaneity, humour, and occasional outrageousness that makes (un)told so special.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th, 7:00PM
Heart & Crown in the Byward Market, 67 Clarence St.
in the Black Rose Room

Admission is FREE!

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