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.





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

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

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

Mixing the Waters | March 13
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
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.

Leslie: Indigenized in Reverse | April 10
Lesley Parlane tells powerful insightful stories from an Indigenous woman with lived experience from the point of view of an Intergenerational Residential School survivor and product of the 60's Scoop.

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

Under Surveillance and Runaway | May 8
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
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
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.