Stop in for a story in Ottawa
- Travel News
- Monday, 07 January 2013 17:44
The storied history of Canada's capital city is enough to fill several tours of Ottawa, but visitors looking to hear different types of tales may want to check out the events planned by Ottawa Storytellers. This January, the group has several captivating stories to tell.
On January 8, the group is hosting "Warm Words on a Winter's Night," a presentation by new voices who participated in the organization's Winter Workshop, one of several two- or three-day workshops Ottawa Storytellers holds to introduce the art of storytelling and encourage listeners to become tellers.
Later in the month on January 17, the group is hosting Kim Kilpatrick, who will present "Flying in the Dark," a story about living blind and how she has turned her disability into a chance to laugh, learn and free herself. This ticketed event will be held at the NAC Fourth Stage. Visitors who are embarking on travel to Canada later in the month can check out the Ottawa Storytellers' Stories and Tea event on January 22, where stories begin on the hour and half-hour. This edition of the pay-what-you-can event will feature Anne Nagy and Sherri Yazdani.
Ottawa Storytellers is an organization that was created to foster and promote the practice of storytelling in the community, nurturing both amateurs and professionals, storytellers and listeners. The organization holds monthly story swaps, bi-monthly Stories and Tea events, concerts, festivals and workshops for storytellers, according to its official website.