Ottawa Story Tellers

Join us for an evening of storytelling with Stories & Tea, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at The Tea Party Cafe, 119 York St. in Ottawa’s ByWard Market.

Stories are told at 7 pm and 8 pm, with a break in between for treats and chatting.
Admission is Pay-What-You-Can (suggested $5 minimum).

Stories & Tea is presented by Ottawa StoryTellers & The Tea Party Cafe.

An eclectic selection of great professional storytelling to entertain and enlighten. Join us as we journey through French-Canadian culture, Argentina, the African Diaspora, the Yukon First Nation, Ireland, the lands of fairies, and of Norse Gods, all without leaving the capital city.



Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7:30pm

The Tour: A Trip Through Ireland

Bob Woods, Mary Wiggin, and Niamh O’Brien

Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7:30pm

Utsän Män – Old Woman Lake

Louise Profeit LeBlanc

Tuesday, May 8, 2017, 7pm to 9pm

Under Surveillance and Runaway

Things are not always what they seem like. Jaqui Du Toit shares this program with Tree poet Monty Reid.

Tuesday, May 22, 2017, 7pm to 9pm

Affairs of the Heart

Stories and song about the passionate harp. Lynda Joyce shares this program with Spirit of Rasputin’s musician, Susan Sweeney Hermon.

Tuesday, June 5, 2017, 7pm to 9pm

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Recent renderings of vampires have become glamorous. With this telling we return to the tale of a monster as seen through the eyes and words of a hunter of such horrors. Dean Verger presents this program.

Thursday, June 21, 2018  7:30 PM  9:30 PM

Utsän Män – Old Woman Lake

National Arts Centre, Alan and Roula Rossy Pavilion

1 Elgin Street Ottawa, ON, K1P Canada (map) Google Calendar  ICS Utsän Män (Reed Lake) is a traditional  story told by Louise Profeit-LeBlanc, member of the Nacho N’yak Dän  First Nation.

The title of of this  story, is in reference to a place in north eastern Yukon, homeland of the Nacho N’yak Dän. This lake is of historical  importance to the people of this region, as it is where tall reeds grew and were cut and fashioned into torches, for night fishing. It’s story is about a powerful medicine woman who lived at this lake and what occurred when her son was swallowed up by giant jack fish.

Utsän Män is a place of power which holds a story, portraying the incredible resilience, strength and spiritual prowess of Indigenous women, when met with tragedy.


All 7 shows are presented at the National Art Centre, Alan and Roula Rossy Pavilion.

Tickets $22 Regular / $18 Seniors

Buy your tickets online, by phone, 1 (888) 991-2787 or at the NAC Box Office.

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