Pre-Swap Gathering
Sep
6
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.  

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September (un)told: "A" for Effort
Sep
23
7:30 PM19:30

September (un)told: "A" for Effort

To sign up to tell your story on the theme of "A" for effort, send your pitch to untold.ottawa@gmail.com. Stories should be 7 minutes or shorter, and told without notes, costumes or props.

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

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Pre-Swap Gathering
Oct
4
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.  

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Welcome to StoryTelling: 10 Things You Need to Know
Oct
13
9:30 AM09:30

Welcome to StoryTelling: 10 Things You Need to Know

If you want to get people’s attention, tell them a story. A well-told story will draw listeners to you, whether your purpose is to entertain, educate, inform or sell a product or idea. The secret to telling a good story is to learn some of the basics and practice them. You can gain knowledge and confidence in our two-day workshop, Welcome to Storytelling: 10 Things You Need to Know.

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Welcome to StoryTelling: 10 Things You Need to Know
Oct
20
9:30 AM09:30

Welcome to StoryTelling: 10 Things You Need to Know

If you want to get people’s attention, tell them a story. A well-told story will draw listeners to you, whether your purpose is to entertain, educate, inform or sell a product or idea. The secret to telling a good story is to learn some of the basics and practice them. You can gain knowledge and confidence in our two-day workshop, Welcome to Storytelling: 10 Things You Need to Know.

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Pre-Swap Gathering
Nov
5
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.  

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June (un)told: Stage Fright (Fringe Edition)
Jun
17
7:30 PM19:30

June (un)told: Stage Fright (Fringe Edition)

To sign up to tell your story on the theme of "Stage Fright", send your pitch to untold.ottawa@gmail.com. Stories should be 7 minutes or shorter, and told without notes, costumes or props.

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

Admission is FREE!

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Celebrate! Life Changing Stories
May
31
7:30 PM19:30

Celebrate! Life Changing Stories

Celebrate the art and tradition storytelling with us. This showcase features a collection of guest storytellers sharing life-changing tales. The event launches our 2018 fundraising campaign. Help us to continue presenting great shows in great spaces, promoting the art of storytelling, offering workshops, and connecting with the national story telling community. 

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May (un)told: Late Bloomer
May
27
7:30 PM19:30

May (un)told: Late Bloomer

(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.

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

SOLD 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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Special Program
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Special Program

*NEW* Special Program: The theme and storytellers of this program has changed as Lesley Parlane is no longer able to attend. Join us for stories with your Stories & Tea host, Rick Czapelka, and other beloved Ottawa StoyTeller(s)!

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An Evening with Gcina Mhlophe
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with Gcina Mhlophe

Ottawa Storytellers and the Ottawa International Writers Festival are proud to welcome Gcina Mhlophe, one of South Africa's most celebrated storytellers. In this intimate encounter, she will be telling traditional Southern African folktales and sharing stories from her life as a freedom fighter, writer, literacy advocate, story-collector, and artist. Gcina has been described as one of South Africa's cultural treasures. Join her on this rare visit to Canada.

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March (un)told: A Method in the Madness
Mar
25
7:30 PM19:30

March (un)told: A Method in the Madness

From a Shakespeare quotation… to a Bee Gees song…

Do appearances deceive?

Is there sometimes a crafty plan hiding behind absurd actions?

Maybe true genius lives off the beaten path.

We are seeking your personal stories on the theme of “A Method in the Madness.”

To sign up to tell your story, send your pitch to untold.ottawa@gmail.com. Stories should be 7 minutes or shorter, and told without notes, costumes or props.

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

Admission is FREE!

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Pre-Swap Gathering
Mar
1
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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