Ottawa StoryTellers is an incorporated not-for-profit organization founded in 1983.

As a member you:

  • promote the art of storytelling in our community
  • nurture and inspire both beginning and experienced storytellers
  • provide tellers and listeners of all ages with opportunities to come together to share and enjoy stories

Become a member and enjoy the benefits of membership


Benefits for tellers and non-tellers:

  • Receive OST's specialized member's monthly bulletins from the Artistic Manager
  • Take advantage of reduced rates on workshops
  • Influence the direction of the organization: vote and hold office
  • Join discussion groups on storytelling topics

Additional benefits for non-tellers:

  • Become part of the Ottawa storytelling and arts communities
  • Take advantage of opportunities to develop and use creative skills
  • Discover opportunities to develop and use leadership skills
  • Attend social events 

Additional benefits for tellers:

  • Professional development, including workshops with community of peers
  • Insurance coverage for performances 
  • Access to skill-development groups
    • Telling groups
    • Writing groups
  • Opportunities to tell
    • Stories & Tea
    • Gig Group
    • OST's Signature Series (Speaking Out)
    • Additional ad hoc opportunities
  • Feedback, if desired, at events

Your annual Ottawa StoryTellersmembership costs just $20 for an individual or $30 for a family.

To join, purchase your membership through PayPal (below) OR print the membership form (download the form here), complete it, and bring it with a cheque payable to Ottawa Storytellers, to one of our events or mail it to us at: Ottawa StoryTellers, 342A Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 1M6.

If you have questions about membership, please email or phone (613) 322-8336