Pre-Swap Gathering
Sep
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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West End Story Stage
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

West End Story Stage

The Ottawa StoryTellers now bring storytelling to lovely Kanata. With the kindly assistance of the Morning Owl (1047 Canadian Shield Ave., Kanata), a monthly series of tales has begun. So, come in, and fill your ears, and your imagination. Starting at 6pm on the third Wednesday of the month, the evenings include three sets of stories and two breaks, wrapping up the evening around 7:45pm.

Pay-What-You-Can (suggested $5 minimum).


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(un)told
Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

(un)told

Held on the last Sunday of each month (September through June) at The Royal Oak at 318 Bank Street, (un)told is a monthly event featuring original, 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. Send your story pitch in 2-3 sentences to untold.ottawa@gmail.com. Stories should be maximum 7 minutes long, and told without notes or props. Check out https://untoldottawa.com/ for each month’s theme.

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Be Part of the Story: A Fundraising Event with Ottawa StoryTellers
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Be Part of the Story: A Fundraising Event with Ottawa StoryTellers

Thursday, October 3 | Be Part of the Story: A Fundraising Event with Ottawa StoryTellers (Arts Court Theatre and Blackbox Studio)

Join Ottawa StoryTellers for an evening of storytelling by celebrated local tellers at our annual fundraising event and Be Part of the Story! Hosted by local celebrity and storyteller Lucy van Oldenbarneveld, audiences will enjoy a variety of stories of different styles, from the hilarious to the heart-warming, as well as get a sneak peak at the exciting upcoming season, meet some of the artists, and learn about how they can take part in special events throughout the year. Be inspired by an evening out in support of Ottawa StoryTellers! Featured storytellers include: David Brennan, Colette Laplante, Rodney Norman and more!

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West End Story Stage
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

West End Story Stage

The Ottawa StoryTellers now bring storytelling to lovely Kanata. With the kindly assistance of the Morning Owl (1047 Canadian Shield Ave., Kanata), a monthly series of tales has begun. So, come in, and fill your ears, and your imagination. Starting at 6pm on the third Wednesday of the month, the evenings include three sets of stories and two breaks, wrapping up the evening around 7:45pm.

Pay-What-You-Can (suggested $5 minimum).


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Signature Series: One Métis Man's Life Growing Up in Saskatchewan
Oct
24
7:30 PM19:30

Signature Series: One Métis Man's Life Growing Up in Saskatchewan

Thursday, October 24 | Bruce Sinclair with One Métis Man's Life Growing Up in Saskatchewan (Arts Court Theatre)

Storyteller Bruce Sinclair recounts growing up in Northern Saskatchewan in a small town with a high percentage of Métis and First Nations community members. His stories explore the notion of identity, poverty, family relationships, discrimination, racism - and the spirit of the people.

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(un)told
Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

(un)told

Held on the last Sunday of each month (September through June) at The Royal Oak at 318 Bank Street, (un)told is a monthly event featuring original, 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. Send your story pitch in 2-3 sentences to untold.ottawa@gmail.com. Stories should be maximum 7 minutes long, and told without notes or props. Check out https://untoldottawa.com/ for each month’s theme.

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Children's Storytelling Festival
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Children's Storytelling Festival

The annual bilingual Children’s Storytelling Festival, takes place on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Nepean Centrepointe Library (101 Centrepointe Drive). It is a FREE day of stories, told live, for children ages 3 to 11.  From traditional tales to fabulous fantasies, this annual event is a day of storytelling magic that kids won’t want to miss!

Admission and parking is free! Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult (parent or guardian) at all times.

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Pre-Swap Gathering
Nov
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.  

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West End Story Stage
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

West End Story Stage

The Ottawa StoryTellers now bring storytelling to lovely Kanata. With the kindly assistance of the Morning Owl (1047 Canadian Shield Ave., Kanata), a monthly series of tales has begun. So, come in, and fill your ears, and your imagination. Starting at 6pm on the third Wednesday of the month, the evenings include three sets of stories and two breaks, wrapping up the evening around 7:45pm.

Pay-What-You-Can (suggested $5 minimum).


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Signature Series: Quit Blaming Helen: The REAL Origin Story of the Trojan War
Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Signature Series: Quit Blaming Helen: The REAL Origin Story of the Trojan War

Thursday, November 21 | Jeff Wright with Quit Blaming Helen: The REAL Origin Story of the Trojan War (Arts Court Theatre)

Quit Blaming Helen: The REAL Origin Story of the Trojan War is a witty, fast-paced and occasionally irreverent tour through the mythological origins of the Trojan War. Storyteller Jeff Wright begins with a quick primer on Rubens’ famous painting ‘The Judgment of Paris,’ which illustrates the teenage prince of Troy, Paris, judging a beauty contest between three goddesses: Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite. The plot then flashes back to four interconnected Trojan War origin stories. It’s definitely going to be a party for the ages!

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(un)told
Nov
24
7:30 PM19:30

(un)told

Held on the last Sunday of each month (September through June) at The Royal Oak at 318 Bank Street, (un)told is a monthly event featuring original, 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. Send your story pitch in 2-3 sentences to untold.ottawa@gmail.com. Stories should be maximum 7 minutes long, and told without notes or props. Check out https://untoldottawa.com/ for each month’s theme.

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Pre-Swap Gathering
Dec
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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West End Story Stage
Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

West End Story Stage

The Ottawa StoryTellers now bring storytelling to lovely Kanata. With the kindly assistance of the Morning Owl (1047 Canadian Shield Ave., Kanata), a monthly series of tales has begun. So, come in, and fill your ears, and your imagination. Starting at 6pm on the third Wednesday of the month, the evenings include three sets of stories and two breaks, wrapping up the evening around 7:45pm.

Pay-What-You-Can (suggested $5 minimum).


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(un)told
Dec
22
7:30 PM19:30

(un)told

Held on the last Sunday of each month (September through June) at The Royal Oak at 318 Bank Street, (un)told is a monthly event featuring original, 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. Send your story pitch in 2-3 sentences to untold.ottawa@gmail.com. Stories should be maximum 7 minutes long, and told without notes or props. Check out https://untoldottawa.com/ for each month’s theme.

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Pre-Swap Gathering
Jan
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.  

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West End Story Stage
Jan
15
6:00 PM18:00

West End Story Stage

The Ottawa StoryTellers now bring storytelling to lovely Kanata. With the kindly assistance of the Morning Owl (1047 Canadian Shield Ave., Kanata), a monthly series of tales has begun. So, come in, and fill your ears, and your imagination. Starting at 6pm on the third Wednesday of the month, the evenings include three sets of stories and two breaks, wrapping up the evening around 7:45pm.

Pay-What-You-Can (suggested $5 minimum).


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(un)told
Jan
26
7:30 PM19:30

(un)told

Held on the last Sunday of each month (September through June) at The Royal Oak at 318 Bank Street, (un)told is a monthly event featuring original, 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. Send your story pitch in 2-3 sentences to untold.ottawa@gmail.com. Stories should be maximum 7 minutes long, and told without notes or props. Check out https://untoldottawa.com/ for each month’s theme.

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Pre-Swap Gathering
Feb
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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West End Story Stage
Feb
19
6:00 PM18:00

West End Story Stage

The Ottawa StoryTellers now bring storytelling to lovely Kanata. With the kindly assistance of the Morning Owl (1047 Canadian Shield Ave., Kanata), a monthly series of tales has begun. So, come in, and fill your ears, and your imagination. Starting at 6pm on the third Wednesday of the month, the evenings include three sets of stories and two breaks, wrapping up the evening around 7:45pm.

Pay-What-You-Can (suggested $5 minimum).


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(un)told
Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

(un)told

Held on the last Sunday of each month (September through June) at The Royal Oak at 318 Bank Street, (un)told is a monthly event featuring original, 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. Send your story pitch in 2-3 sentences to untold.ottawa@gmail.com. Stories should be maximum 7 minutes long, and told without notes or props. Check out https://untoldottawa.com/ for each month’s theme.

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West End Story Stage
Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

West End Story Stage

The Ottawa StoryTellers now bring storytelling to lovely Kanata. With the kindly assistance of the Morning Owl (1047 Canadian Shield Ave., Kanata), a monthly series of tales has begun. So, come in, and fill your ears, and your imagination. Starting at 6pm on the third Wednesday of the month, the evenings include three sets of stories and two breaks, wrapping up the evening around 7:45pm.

Pay-What-You-Can (suggested $5 minimum).


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Signature Series: Chirine El-Ansary *International Storyteller*
Mar
19
7:30 PM19:30

Signature Series: Chirine El-Ansary *International Storyteller*

Thursday, March 19 | Chirine El-Ansary *International Storyteller* (ODD Box)

Renowned international storyteller Chirine El Ansary returns to Canada with more compelling and inspiring stories! Cairo born, and Le Coq and Goldsmith’s trained in Paris and London, Chirine El Ansary is a storyteller and physical performer living in Egypt and France, and working in French, English and Arabic.

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(un)told
Mar
29
7:30 PM19:30

(un)told

Held on the last Sunday of each month (September through June) at The Royal Oak at 318 Bank Street, (un)told is a monthly event featuring original, 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. Send your story pitch in 2-3 sentences to untold.ottawa@gmail.com. Stories should be maximum 7 minutes long, and told without notes or props. Check out https://untoldottawa.com/ for each month’s theme.

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West End Story Stage
Apr
15
6:00 PM18:00

West End Story Stage

The Ottawa StoryTellers now bring storytelling to lovely Kanata. With the kindly assistance of the Morning Owl (1047 Canadian Shield Ave., Kanata), a monthly series of tales has begun. So, come in, and fill your ears, and your imagination. Starting at 6PM on the third Wednesday of the month, the evenings include three sets of stories and two breaks, wrapping up the evening around 7:45PM.

Pay-What-You-Can (suggested $5 minimum).


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Signature Series: Magnificence
Apr
23
7:30 PM19:30

Signature Series: Magnificence

Thursday, April 23 | Keir Cutler with Magnificence (ODD Box)

Magnificence is the tenth original monologue by Montréal born Keir Cutler. This new work is based on Keir’s relationship with his late mother, May Ebbitt Cutler, former mayor of Westmount, founder of Tundra Books and the author of the award-winning, highly-praised memoir, I Once Knew An Indian Woman, a book that had a great effect on Keir as a child. The New York Times reviewed her book in 1973 stating, “Simplicity isn’t easy to find any more and neither is goodness. In this story they are stunningly exemplified.” The piece is directed by the award-winning Paul Van Dyck.

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(un)told
Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

(un)told

Held on the last Sunday of each month (September through June) at The Royal Oak at 318 Bank Street, (un)told is a monthly event featuring original, 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. Send your story pitch in 2-3 sentences to untold.ottawa@gmail.com. Stories should be maximum 7 minutes long, and told without notes or props. Check out https://untoldottawa.com/ for each month’s theme.

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Signature Series: Me, Vivian Leigh and the Roller Rink
May
14
7:30 PM19:30

Signature Series: Me, Vivian Leigh and the Roller Rink

Thursday, May 14 | Lucy van Oldenbarneveld with Me, Vivian Leigh and the Roller Rink (Arts Court Theatre)

Broadcaster and storyteller Lucy van Oldenbarneveld recounts her adolescence growing up in Hamilton, Ontario, attempting to escape gritty, working class Steeltown through the glamour and romance of Gone With the Wind. The pumping music of the roller rink acts as a soundtrack to her life as she navigates growing up on the wrong side of the tracks with a restrictive religion, dodgy role models and a disco ball that could see the future. Passing up a chance to marry into a local egg empire she discovers that her own plucky entrepreneurial spirit may be the key to never going hungry again.

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West End Story Stage
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

West End Story Stage

The Ottawa StoryTellers now bring storytelling to lovely Kanata. With the kindly assistance of the Morning Owl (1047 Canadian Shield Ave., Kanata), a monthly series of tales has begun. So, come in, and fill your ears, and your imagination. Starting at 6PM on the third Wednesday of the month, the evenings include three sets of stories and two breaks, wrapping up the evening around 7:45PM.

Pay-What-You-Can (suggested $5 minimum).


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(un)told
May
31
7:30 PM19:30

(un)told

Held on the last Sunday of each month (September through June) at The Royal Oak at 318 Bank Street, (un)told is a monthly event featuring original, 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. Send your story pitch in 2-3 sentences to untold.ottawa@gmail.com. Stories should be maximum 7 minutes long, and told without notes or props. Check out https://untoldottawa.com/ for each month’s theme.

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West End Story Stage
Jun
17
6:00 PM18:00

West End Story Stage

The Ottawa StoryTellers now bring storytelling to lovely Kanata. With the kindly assistance of the Morning Owl (1047 Canadian Shield Ave., Kanata), a monthly series of tales has begun. So, come in, and fill your ears, and your imagination. Starting at 6PM on the third Wednesday of the month, the evenings include three sets of stories and two breaks, wrapping up the evening around 7:45PM.

Pay-What-You-Can (suggested $5 minimum).


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(un)told
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

(un)told

Held on the last Sunday of each month (September through June) at The Royal Oak at 318 Bank Street, (un)told is a monthly event featuring original, 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. Send your story pitch in 2-3 sentences to untold.ottawa@gmail.com. Stories should be maximum 7 minutes long, and told without notes or props. Check out https://untoldottawa.com/ for each month’s theme.

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West End Story Stage
Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

West End Story Stage

The Ottawa StoryTellers now bring storytelling to lovely Kanata. With the kindly assistance of the Morning Owl (1047 Canadian Shield Ave., Kanata), a monthly series of tales has begun. So, come in, and fill your ears, and your imagination. Starting at 6PM on the third Wednesday of the month, the evenings include three sets of stories and two breaks, wrapping up the evening around 7:45PM.

Pay-What-You-Can (suggested $5 minimum).


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Pre-Swap Gathering
Aug
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.  

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West End Story Stage
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

West End Story Stage

The Ottawa StoryTellers now bring storytelling to lovely Kanata. With the kindly assistance of the Morning Owl (1047 Canadian Shield Ave., Kanata), a monthly series of tales has begun. So, come in, and fill your ears, and your imagination. Starting at 6pm on the third Wednesday of the month, the evenings include three sets of stories and two breaks, wrapping up the evening around 7:45pm.

Pay-What-You-Can (suggested $5 minimum).


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June (un)told
Jun
16
7:30 PM19:30

June (un)told

In the Spotlight: Best & Worst Moments On Stage

Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 7:30PM

The Ottawa Fringe Festival Courtyard, 67 Nicholas Street (map)

Admission is FREE
Note: we will be welcoming pass-the-hat donations at our June event in support of Ottawa StoryTellers who provide (un)told programming all season long!

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Signature Series: Canterbury Tales’ Lusty, Long-suffering, and Devout Women
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

Signature Series: Canterbury Tales’ Lusty, Long-suffering, and Devout Women

Late in the 14th century, thirty pilgrims on their way to Canterbury engaged in a game of tale-telling. Though this was a time of plague and war, Chaucer’s pilgrims didn’t tell stories about those evils. Instead, most of their stories showed how, one way or another, women were the root of all of men’s troubles. 

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Grassroots Community Storytelling Event
Apr
6
9:30 AM09:30

Grassroots Community Storytelling Event

Register by March 22 to reserve your spot
Ottawa StoryTellers is hosting another big story-fest! We are building our storytelling community by reconnecting with old friends and making new ones, listening to great stories, and having some fun. This year, we invite the Ontario network of Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada to join us!

Where and When:
Saturday, April 6, 2019 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at St Brigid’s Centre for the Arts’ Kildare Room, 310 St. Patrick Street in Ottawa

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Signature Series: From the Mountains to the Sea: Family stories from Palestine spanning 150 years
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

Signature Series: From the Mountains to the Sea: Family stories from Palestine spanning 150 years

The story of an honour killing of a sixteen-year old shepherdess in the Hebron Hills spans 70 years and finds a connection with a four-year-old boy (father of the storyteller Sarah Abusarar). A poetic tribute to an ancient land and its people, the shepherdess’ story opens the way into a collection of tales told by that father. His childhood stories about growing up in Palestine at the start of the occupation are stories of child poverty, childhood resistance, and refugees.

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West End Story Stage: Nevertheless, They Persisted
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

West End Story Stage: Nevertheless, They Persisted

Nevertheless, They Persisted: Stories of hope. Stories of survival. Stories of finding yourself again, as told by Marie Bilodeau.

The Ottawa StoryTellers now bring storytelling to lovely Kanata. With the kindly assistance of the Morning Owl, a monthly series of tales has begun. So, come in, and fill your ears, and your imagination.

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