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Story Circle: Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Culinary & food History & heritage Poetry & spoken word Storytelling
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Leg in Boot Square, False Creek South.

Vancouver, BC

Directions: North West corner of Leg 'n Boot Square by the Sea Wall.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Listen! Laugh! Enjoy! Every Sunday during the summer months, the public and Vancouver Storyteller Mary Gavan run this Story Circle in the Convivial Café.

Story Circle with stories, timed for a maximum of 5 minutes, begins promptly at 3 pm. Those who wish to tell a story of their own choosing. Stories range from personal anecdotes, to life experiences, to traditional tales. Some choose to read their own poems, or work in progress. We go around the circle and, when time permits, people can tell more than once. We sit around the café tables and share stories in a friendly fashion.

Dress as Mad Hatter characters if you want to; hats provided.

After one hour of storytelling we enjoy tea and treats made by the Cafe, thanks to a Neighbourhood Small Grant, and the Convivial Café which is also a bakery.

When: Sunday September 29: from 3 - 4 pm

Where: Convivial Cafe, 680 Leg in Boot Square, False Creek South

Transit: Olympic Village Station; #50 Bus to Heather Square.

Parking lot: Heather Square

Contact: Convivial Café, 8 am – 6 pm. 604-675-9885

Mary Gavan: [email protected], web



Mary Gavan, Vancouver Storytellers

I am a professional storyteller supporting the art and performance of storytelling.

Locally, I participate in the monthly storytelling that occurs on the 4th Friday from October to May inclusively, at the Centre for Peace, 1825 West 16th Avenue at Burrard. Parking on the site and on the street.

Provincially, I tell in other centres such as Victoria, Nanaimo and Parksville.

Nationally, I am a Past President of the Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada; currently, I am the Treasurer.

In addition, I run workshops and seminars on storytelling matters across Canada.

In addition to working with storytellers, I try to find ways for others to tell their unique stories, to hear their voice and to know their sharing a story is valued and cherished.

Interested in promoting community engagement, I am working with False Creek South where I live and building on monthly community dinners run by the Cafe.