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Welcome to StoryTelling: 10 Things You Need to Know

  • Ottawa Bahá’í Centre 211 McArthur Avenue Vanier, ON, K1L 6N4 Canada (map)

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 workshopWelcome to Storytelling: 10 Things You Need to Know.

You will have an opportunity to learn how to choose and present a story. You will hear stories from a variety of genres told by experienced tellers; learn and practice vocal warm-ups; try out memory exercises; and discover storytelling resources. In addition, you will have a chance to learn, practice, and present a short story to an audience at a concert on day two, one week after the initial session. You will be welcome to invite family and friends to hear you tell in a warm and supportive environment. And then you will be invited to tell your story again at OST’s monthly Story Swap on Monday, November 5.

Instructors: Mary Wiggin and Kathie Kompass

Cost: $100 for OST members, $115 for non-members

Date and time: Saturday, October 13 & 20 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Registration: To register, download the registration form and mail it, along with a cheque made out to Ottawa StoryTellers, to: Ottawa StoryTellers, 342A Elgin Street, Ottawa ON, K2P 1M6. If you have any questions, or are seeking an online registration option, contact We will contact you to confirm your place in the workshop.

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