Guests Tellers at Tea 'n' Tales 2018

Tea 'n' Tales 2018: These are the talented guest storytellers who were pre-scheduled featured tellers on Friday mornings in the Enabling Garden. What a pool of wonderful storytellers!!  Each was joined by a member of GGS for stories. We look forward to their return to Tea 'n' Tales 2019. During the coming months, some will join us in Tales on the Hill at the Guelph Civic Museum, as they did last year.  

Adowa Badoe

Adowa Badoe

 (Confirmed Friday August 30, 2019)    Adwoa Badoe is a storyteller extraordinaire, using a fun, interactve approach to African oral tradition. She was a physician in her native Ghana before imigrating to Canada and moving to Guelph. Here she evolved into an African Griot contributing her multiple talents...

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Ann Estill

Ann Estill

Ann Estill has been telling stories, myths, legends and folktales for well  over two decades. She has taught several seminars on the art of storytelling. Ann is comfortable in the classroom, before community groups, at house parties and in the church setting. As you listen...

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Brad Woods

Brad Woods

Brad Woods has told stories to all ages at festivals, theatres, conferences, prisons, churches and pubs all over North America and the UK. He tells traditional tales, literary classics and personal stories. His stories have been featured in a variety of broadcasts and publications including...

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Brenda Lewis and Gayle Ackroyd

Brenda Lewis and Gayle Ackroyd

The wonderful Brenda Lewis and Gayle Ackroyd Vocal Harmonies Duo! delighted audience with their musical storytelling talents at Tea 'n' Tales 2018 for the third year in a row. Their fun and delight at sharing thier stories and song in infectious. Their vocal harmonies take listerners...

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Donna McCaw

Donna McCaw

(Confirmed 2019).    Donna McCaw has been telling stories since 1994 to a wide variety of audiences from preschoolers to elementary / high school students, to senior citizens. She's delighted listerners at Harbourfront, the Story Barn at Baden, and the Victoria Festival of Storytelling as well as...

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Doug Larson

Doug Larson

Returning yet again by popular demand was Mr. Guelph Guitar, Doug Larson, with his stories ranging from his discovery of Ontario’s old cedar tree, to the construction of the Guelph Guitar, to tales of his grandson. Doug's love and respect for Mother Earth and trees...

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James Gordon

James Gordon

 (Confirmed for Friday June 28, 2019)    Acclaimed local troubadour James Gordon returned to Tea 'n' Tales 2018 with his songs of local folks and history, as well as his sometimes stranger-than-fiction tales about being on the road, travelling the continent to entertain. Learn more about...

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Jan Sherman

Jan Sherman

(Confirmed Friday August 2, 2019)    Jan Sherman is a much beloved, respected First Nations teller, an Anishinaabe woman, mother, culture keeper, storyteller, drummer, singer, and spiritual guide. Through Jan's thoughtful, captivating storytelling, we learn to appreciate and honour Indigenous ancestral earth teachings and we learn, not only...

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Jay Wilson

Jay Wilson

Like the age-old tradition of travelling troubadour, Jay has put to memory numerous poems and tales, delivering whatever suits the occasion. This “Elocutionist” has been a featured teller at Guelph’s annual Tea ‘n’ Tales and Tales on the Hill. Jay has enriched the Arts scene...

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Judy & Paul Caulfield

Judy & Paul Caulfield

(Confirmed Friday July 19, 2019)     Judy has been telling stories for over three decades.  From school settings, to libraries, to festivals, and to informal song and story circles, Judy delights in sharing and exploring stories with different audiences.  She delights in sharing stories...

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Kait Taylor

Kait Taylor

Kait Taylor of Kitchener combines the energy of Red Fraggle, the silly of Gilda Radner, and a peppering of thoughtfulness, and empathy from Mary Poppins... and you end up with Kait’s tales. Kait's mission, as stated on her Fecbook, is "To tell stories that excite, intrigue...

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Lynn Torrie

Lynn Torrie

Lynn Torrie has told at the Toronto Storytelling Festival for the past five years, where she has told both true tales from Ontario’s history and original adaptations of traditional folk tales. She hosts the Storytent in Artscape Wychwood Barns, tells with the York Storytelling Guild...

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Mary Baldasaro

Mary Baldasaro

It was a beautiful sunny Friday morning at Tea 'n' Tales on August 24, 2018 and Mary Baldasaro delighted and charmed the 100+ listeners. Her love of language, voice and story is expressed in acting, playwriting and storytelling. Her repertoire includes traditional, historical, literary, and original...

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Maryann Bailey

Maryann Bailey

Maryann is an experienced, celebrated storyteller in Guelph.  For many years she has entertained audiences with delightful stories. She's a keen advocate for books and her work in a local bookstore allows her to put that passion int action with featured book readings and storytelling....

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Sarah Abusarar

Sarah Abusarar

Sarah Abusarar of Kitchener is an educator and storyteller. Her repertoire includes traditional, historical, literary, and original works. Sarah comes from a long line of storytellers on her paternal side. Because Sarah grew up in several countries, she tells stories from all over the world with the focus on Palestinian...

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Tannis Slimmon

Tannis Slimmon

We were delighted to have Tannis Slimmon launch the Tea 'n' Tales 2018 season. Tannis has a gift for engaging an audience with her warmth, voice, and original songs. Tanis  is a critically acclaimed Canadian musician who has been singing, songwriting, recording, and touring locally, nationally and...

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