Jan Andrews


Widely-recognized as a storyteller who touches her audiences with the depth and power of her work, Jan has traveled extensively, telling stories at festivals and in concerts across Canada, in Australia, the United Kingdom, Italy and the United States. A committed member of the Canadian storytelling community, she was the first president of Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC) and founded the organization’s StorySave project. She also served as Artistic Director of two long-running Ottawa storytelling series (one at the Fourth Stage of the National Arts Centre). Previous collaborations with Jennifer include founding an arts education organization and producing and performing in complete tellings of The Iliad, The Odyssey and The Mahabharata. Jan tells everything from folktales to literary stories, from epic to personal tales. She is a holder of SC-CC's Story Keeper Award and has recorded two StorySave CDs. Always a groundbreaker, she is currently touring Written in the Body, a show drawn from her life as a seventy-something lesbian with gender confusion. Immediate future plans involve adding a second act to create a piece titled Who Wants the Dress?


Appointed to the Order of Canada in 2016, Jan is also the author of classic books for young people. A wealth of other information about her is to be found at: www.janandrews.ca


Visit Jan's Storytelling Club to listen to Jan telling from her repertoire of traditional tales.