Tuesday, September 11, 2018 will be the first day Stories & Tea will be hosted in our new venue, Bluebird Coffee at 261 Dalhousie Street (only a couple of blocks from the Tea Party). Our upcoming fall and winter seasons will be held at Bluebird Coffee thanks to the wonderful community spirit of owner Raymond Roy.

A huge thank you to the owners of The Tea Party Cafe, Christine and Surinder, and our server, Katherine, for supporting Stories & Tea over the years. We wish them all the best as they move onto new adventures.


Join us for an evening of storytelling with Stories & Tea, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at Bluebird Coffee, 261 Dalhousie 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 & Bluebird Coffee.




Tales to Warm a Winter's Night | January 23, 2018
Enjoy stories shared by recent participants from OST's workshop, Welcome to Storytelling: 10 Things You Need to Know.

Mysterious Ways | February 13, 2018
Maria Sabaye Moghaddam and Joanna Smith share stories about the strange and fascinating ways in which our lives are intertwined. 

Fabulous Folktales | February 27, 2018
Kathie Kompass and Mary Wiggin offer folktales to share with friends on a frozen February night.

Mixing the Waters | March 13, 2018
Anne Schmitz and Bev McBride present stories from the grand, old days on the Erie Canal. Mixing the Waters: how a super-project of 19th century changed North America.

Stories from the Stars | March 27, 2018
Look up. Higher, still. Okay, maybe wait for next time. Don't stare at the sun! From this world to other worlds, these stories will blind, move and amaze you. Marie Bilodeau and Nicole Lavigne present this program.

Special Program | April 10, 2018
The theme and storytellers of this program has changed as Lesley Parlane is no longer able to attend. Join us for stories with your Stories & Tea host, Rick Czapelka, and other beloved Ottawa StoyTeller(s)!

Travels, Trials, and Trust | April 24, 2018
Kim Kilpatrick and Janet LeRoy explore the unexpected twists and turns that push us to our limits.

Under Surveillance and Runaway | May 8, 2018
Things are not always what they seem like. Jaqui Du Toit shares this program with Tree poet Monty Reid.

Affairs of the Heart | May 22, 2018
Stories and song about the passionate harp. Lynda Joyce shares this program with Spirit of Rasputin's musician, Susan Sweeney Hermon. 

Bram Stoker's Dracula | June 5, 2018
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.