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)
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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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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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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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Pre-Swap Gathering
Feb
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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Pre-Swap Gathering
Jan
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.  

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

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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)
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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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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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Pre-Swap Gathering
Dec
7
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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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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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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