Ottawa International Storytelling Festival 2012: Naked Narrative

This year’s International Storytelling Festival offers much variety, with storytellers from diverse geographic locales telling stories of love, death, joy, substance abuse (and much more), as well as offering very individual styles (spoken word to music and song).

Returning for its 22nd year (the third under the management of Artistic Director Caitlyn Paxson), this year’s festival’s theme is Naked Narrative.  From the press release:

Ottawa Storytellers Festival 2012Join us as we seek the essence of storytelling combining the arts of spoken word, music, and theatrics with the oral tradition to create a diverse and exciting program with international flair!

For the 22nd Ottawa International Storytelling Festival we are bringing some of the best performers from Canada, the United States and Europe to present four days of dynamic storytelling events.  Featuring workshops, feature performances, and late night shows, the Festival will offer a range of cultural perspectives and a variety of performance styles.

The festival runs from November 15th to 18th and full schedule and details can be found on the Ottawa Storytellers website, by email at info©ottawastorytellers•ca or by phone at 613-322-8336.  Headliners this year include Peggy Baker, Jan Blake, Annie Fletcher, Michael Kusugak, Kelly Russell, Stephen Tobolowsky, Evan Webber and Frank Cox-O’Connell.  Performances and workshops will be held at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts (310 Patrick Street).

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Preview article prepared by Reena Belford with information from the Ottawa Storytellers website.

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