Grassroots pic.jpg


In half-hour sessions through the day, we hope to cover the whole range of storytelling genres (with the occasional story game thrown in)

  • fairy
  • folk
  • myth
  • legend
  • tall tales (possibly a competition?)
  • personal
  • history
  • sung ballads
  • and other?

Lunch is BYO or explore the market’s great foodie spots

After the potluck dinner, there’ll be a short after-hours party with singing, jokes, and general merry-making

To top off this event, we’ll end with a special edition of (un) told, our fantastic personal story stage

Getting a spot as a teller:

It would be wonderful to hear as many different voices as possible. So that we can hear two tellers in each category, we are suggesting that stories be no longer than 15 minutes. To be considered for the line-up, please send a short proposal as described below. You can put in bids for several types of stories, but you will only be selected for one, so please list them in order of your preference.

For more information, or to let us know that you are coming, Email 

Grassroots Community StoryTelling Event

OCTOBER 14, 2017

OST is having a big story get-together where we can reconnect with old friends and make new ones, listen to great stories, and have some fun. We’re hosting a daylong story fest in celebration of story and the storytelling community. 

Where and When:

Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

at St Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, 310 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa (Not wheelchair accessible. There is a short flight of stairs.) in the Kildare Room. Brigid’s Well, the pub (beverages only) adjacent to the Kildare Room, will be open from 4 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

MAP OC Transpo


$15 for 12 hours of stories, potluck dinner, and community time. For this grassroots event, everyone is volunteering her/his time, talents, and potluck contribution, and all participants will pay $15 toward the cost of renting the space.