Ottawa Children's Storytelling Festival
Welcome to the Ottawa Children's Storytelling Festival
This year’s Ottawa Children's Storytelling Festival is presented by the Ottawa StoryTellers and Ottawa Public Library! Join us online from November 16 to 21, 2020. Allow the many stories to captivate and transport you as you listen to tellers from all across Canada. Click here to meet the tellers.
Sarah Abusarar likes to remember stories and rhymes from long, long ago.
Stéphanie Bénéteau’s stories will amaze you and make you laugh. You’ll want to hear them over and over again!
Jean-Luc Boutin’s stories will transport you on fierce winds and carry you back safely to the ground.
Rob Cloney has spent 35 years telling stories to children and families and he’s not tired yet.
Dolorès Contré, a Métis from the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation, tells the stories of her culture with her voice and her drum.
Marc Cric Crac and his singsong voice will take you on a journey of discovery to uncover everyday magic and magic in everyday life.
Clara Dugas is a proud Acadian. Both her childhood memories and her extensive experience as a teacher fuel her stories, which are surprisingly honest and authentic and captivate young audiences.
A storyteller, actor, writer, business woman, Jacqui never sits still. She invites you to jump right in and join her story.
Selina Eisenberg tells stories with puppets and other small creatures that she makes herself
Bethany Ellis has been telling stories for longer than she hasn’t: in schools, libraries and at festivals
Pére Garneau is sure to delight you with his original tales.
Sally Jaeger and her puppet, Mr. Bear, love to play with words and rhymes and young listeners.
Lorraine Jeansonne’s tales are set in a magical world that combines natural and urban areas. Every season, the colours change, and so do the adventures!/p>
Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak Inuit Author and Storyteller tells stories about Inuit life living in Igloos in Canada’s Arctic
Come listen to Rob Malo’s stories! The life of a fur trade traveller was dangerous in faraway lands.
Louise, from the Nacho N’yak Dun First nation will show us how her Gramma’s stories taught her how to listen.
Marie Victoria Robertson, as well as performing on stage and on radio, tells stories that light up the night sky.
A prize-winning bannock maker and Raven clan member, storyteller Sharon has stories from the Yukon to share.
Rubena Sinha is a dancer and storyteller who mixes her life story with Hindu myths and folktales.
Krystal has a story to tell, one she heard from her Cree speaking great-grand parents.
Ruth loves stories because stories carry her on adventures.
When not working at Odawa Native Friendship Centre or telling stories Teiotsistokwahte (Bright Star) plays volleyball and rides horses as often as she can.
Sage Tyrtle tells stories around the world, on TV and now on your computer
Dean, known by grandchildren as “GRUMPS,” loves to tell stories that Growl!
Susan Wheat has a quiet voice and sparkly eyes and she just loves playing with young children and their parents.
Mary Wiggin has practised telling these stories to her granddaughters so you know that they are all good tales.
Honouring the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation, First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples
Ottawa is built on un-ceded Algonquin Anishinabe territory.
The peoples of the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation have lived on this territory for millennia. Their culture and presence have nurtured and continue to nurture this land.
The Ottawa Public Library and Ottawa StoryTellers honour the peoples and land of the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation.
The Ottawa Public Library Ottawa StoryTellers honour all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and their valuable past and present contributions to this land.
Schedule of Events, November 16-21
Thank you to our funders
Harry P Ward Foundation