"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."

Epic Fundraising Campaign

Help us promote and celebrate the art of storytelling in our community. Your donation goes toward supporting OST’s ability to tell great stories in great places, promote storytelling in Ottawa, and offer exciting shows and workshops for beginners and experienced tellers alike. This campaign runs the entire month of June. more

OST on Roger's Daytime Ottawa

Louise Profeit-LeBlanc tells us what it means to be a story keeper, and shares a bit of the magic of her tradition of storytelling in this interview on Daytime Ottawa. more

workshop: Welcome to storytelling

A well-told story will draw listeners to you, whether your purpose is to entertain, educate, inform or sell a product or idea. 

Welcome to StoryTelling: 10 Things You Need to Know, with Mary Wiggin and Kathie Kompass is back by popular demand! Join these two storytelling masters on Saturday, October 13 & 20 to develop your craft. more


Stories & Tea is on break for the summer. The series will resume again on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

In the fall, join us for storytelling every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at our new venue, Bluebird Coffee in Ottawa's ByWard Market. more

Tell your story

(un)told is a monthly event featuring personal stories told live in a relaxed setting without notes, sets, or props. It’s the kind of night where everyone has something interesting to say.

After our Fringe edition, (un)told is on summer break. The next edition of (un)told, "A" for Effort, will be held on September 23rd at the Heart & Crown in the ByWard Market. more


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. 

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