"Storytelling is among the most ancient of arts. To hear a story is to be touched in heart and mind, in body and spirit. The storyteller gives the tale; the listener receives it, responding out of his or her own being. The story comes alive. It flourishes and grows."

SPEAKING OUT 2017-2018

An eclectic selection of great professional storytelling to entertain and enlighten.

Join us as we journey through French-Canadian culture, Argentina under dictatorship, the African Diaspora, the Yukon First Nation, Ireland, the lands of fairies, and of Norse Gods, all without leaving the capital city.  more

Do you love a good story?

Whether the stuff of legends, or of everyday experiences, of family history, or present in the tales that teach us how to survive, stories are everywhere.

The well told tale is a universal expression of our humanity because it captures our desire to make the world a more creative and inspirational place.


Join us for storytelling every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at The Tea Party Cafe, 119 York St in Ottawa's ByWard Market.

From 7 pm to 8:45 pm, stories begin on the hour and half-hour with breaks in between for treats and chatting. 

Stories & Tea is presented by Ottawa StoryTellers & The Tea Party Cafe. more


You can’t choose your family. (Or can you?). For November 26th,  we are seeking stories about the undeniable similarities and shocking difference between blood relatives; the new communities we form away from home; friends that feel more like family… and anything else inspired by musings about your assigned or chosen family. more

The Adventurous: Stories of French Canada

Capitaine Bonnefemme ) and Janet LeRoy present a mix of traditional and new tales in celebration of French Canadian culture, all suitably prepared for an Anglophone audience to enjoy. From an ice surfer and his strategic use of old-fashioned dynamite sticks to an aristocratic woman abandoned on an uninhabited island... more

OST in the news!

The always-eloquent Mary Wiggin represented the Ottawa StoryTellers on Rogers TV in promotion of the Children’s Storytelling Festival earlier this month. The segment covers a lot of OST events and activities.

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