This Month at (un)told

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May (un)told: Parental Embarrassment 


Parents are the first to teach us… about what the word “embarrassment” means. This May, (un)told invites you to share your original personal stories about Parental Embarrassment.

Even the most functional parents can be embarrassing. From Dad-joke fails to overbearing Moms, their attempts to parent can have unexpected results. Did you have parents who tried – and failed – to be cool? Did they make it hard to keep friends? What impact did your parents’ behaviour have on you then… and now? And if you’re a parent, do your kids embarrass you? And most importantly, how do you get your sweet, sweet revenge on them?

Share your best (un)told story with us on Twitter in 280 characters or less – all month long! Tag us @untoldottawa and don’t forget to include Ottawa StoryTellers @ottawastory. Some stories may also be shared at a future (un)told show when they let us gather together again. Until then, we’ll see you on the internet!


In light of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, please read the following from Ottawa StoryTellers’ Board of Directors and staff regarding all upcoming events:

All Ottawa StoryTellers events will be postponed until further notice. This includes: the remainder of the 2019-2020 Signature Series, Stories & Tea, West End Story Stage, Downtown and West End Story Swap, (un)told, and all workshops through August 31, 2020. OST’s Annual General Meeting is also postponed at this time. OST will make every effort to re-schedule upcoming events to next season wherever possible. If you are a storyteller impacted by this postponement, please contact your Program Coordinator directly to re-schedule your performance.

We will continue to be in touch via our monthly newsletter to let you know of any upcoming online storytelling initiatives in the community, and encourage you to share such activities on our Facebook and Twitter pages and tag Ottawa StoryTellers.

The full statement can be found here.

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