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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Signature Series: Dracula, A Tale of Blood and Darkness
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

Signature Series: Dracula, A Tale of Blood and Darkness

Peer into the shadows with Dean Verger’s telling of the chilling, classic tale of Dracula, an ancient darkness that descends upon the living and the naively courageous who trust in the light of love and loyalty. This version of the original 1897 story by Bram Stoker will be accompanied by 16th century music on the mandolin, played by the storyteller himself.

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Tales From The Book of Swords
Feb
7
7:30 PM19:30

Tales From The Book of Swords

Discover the secret of Salome’s fatal dance, follow Mata Hari as she prepares for her final performance, experience the birth of an unexpected monster from a desert rose, and dive into the mysterious seductive powers of the belly dance. Evolution Theatre and Ottawa StoryTellers present Tales From The Book of Swords, stories in which women reveal, and become, their secret selves.

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West End Story Stage: Truth is Stranger that Fiction
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

West End Story Stage: Truth is Stranger that Fiction

Truth is Stranger that Fiction, I should know, I was there! Stories by… Sally Olsen, Rae-Ann Kublick, and Joan Peterson.

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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Pre-Swap Gathering
Jan
3
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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Hidden in Plain Sight: Uncovering Queerness in Story - SIGNATURE SERIES
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

Hidden in Plain Sight: Uncovering Queerness in Story - SIGNATURE SERIES

A traditional European folk tale of a young girl's coming of age becomes the story of her coming out. The Biblical tale of David and Jonathan portrays a devotion deeper than friendship. Greek myths illustrate that gender is not set in stone. Storytellers Eden Nameri and Lynn Torrie reveal how they unearthed these stories, why they are so scarce, and what makes them queer.     

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