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NSN Storyteller Profile ... Jan Andrews

R.R. #2
Lanark, ON K0G1K0

(613) 256-0353


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A storytelling performance by Jan Andrews leaves listeners spell bound. There is a pause of quiet intensity before the applause. Audience members know they have been touched in heart, soul and mind; offered a gift to carry forth with them to hold in the memory to use for the rest of their lives.

Jan has traveled extensively, telling stories at festivals and in concerts across Canada, in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. She is drawn to the stories' dark mysteries. Her repertoire of folk material is extensive. She has told from the world's great epics and is always ready to pull "the right story" out of her bag. An inspiring workshop leader, she gives master classes and is glad to share skills with tellers at all levels of ability.

At the forefront of the Canadian storytelling movement, Jan has been National Coordinator of Storytellers of Canada, has run the organization's StorySave project and directed two long running storytelling series

Currently, Jan is working with her life partner on the interweaving of literary and personal stories for a ninety minute show they are touring entitled A Book of Spells.

Jan is also the author of books for young people. Recent work includes reshaping stories from around the world so that they may find homes in New World settings. She invites you to explore: Out of the Everywhere. Tales for a New World and Stories at the Door.

Flexibility is Jan's specialty. She is always willing to work with others and does her best to suit presenter requirements.

Types of stories I tell:

Folk and fairy tales, epic, personal, literary

I tell stories for:

All Ages

I provide workshops:


I am willing to travel:


My travel requirements:

Please contact me

School Districts I am cleared to work in:

So far all my school telling has been in Canada

I am willing to mentor:


Organizations I belong to:

Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC), Ottawa Storytellers, Storytelling Toronto, CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Authors, Illustrators and Performers, Writers' Union of Canada