Thanks for your interest in the art of storytelling!

I love being a storyteller, and am always pleased when I have opportunities to share personal stories, world folktales and western history narratives. As a touring performer and workshop presenter, my work has taken me all around the country. I provide workshops and entertain audiences of all ages at schools, libraries, concerts, conferences, festivals and community events. Most recently, I’ve been telling stories to audiences in senior living communities, including people dealing with memory care issues.  


Making a meaningful connection with an audience is what drives me to continue my work as a performing artist and storyteller. This can take many forms, but what they all have in common is that moment in a story when a shared understanding, memory or emotional response occurs. This is what good storytelling is about, and this is why I do what I do.

The stories I tell must first resonate for me. If I like a story, and it causes me to see the possibilities within it, I believe have found a tale worth sharing. My hope is that my listeners will experience the wonder, delight, understanding or surprise within each story in a personal and satisfying way. This is why I do what I do.

For me, a story comes alive only when it is created anew with each telling, in a space where everyone in the room is drawn in to listen and feel the possibilities within each tale. This is part of being human, and this is why I do what I do.

RESUME – Glenda Bonin, Storyteller


Professional Memberships

National Storytellers Network

Puppeteers of America

Education and Certification

  • University of Phoenix, BA in Management, 1990
  • Storytelling Institutes, East Tennessee State University (1998, 1999)
  • Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Humanities in Medicine 2016 Symposium
  • Alzheimer’s Association Education Conference Desert Southwest Chapter (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Selected Credits

  • Rocky Mountain Storytelling Conference (2019) – Workshop presenter – Golden, CO
  • StoryRise (2018) – Workshop presenter and performance – Goodyear, AZ
  • National Storytelling Network Conference (2016) – Workshop presenter – Kansas City, MO
  • Catalina Foothills Adult Care and Fairmount Assisted Living/Memory Care (2014 to present) – Regular storytelling sessions at three different sites – Tucson, AZ
  • La Posada Senior Living Community (2015 to Present) – Monthly storytelling sessions at three assisted living/memory care residences – Green Valley, AZ
  • Southern Arizona Storytelling (2016 to Present) – Performer and co-coordinator of local storytelling concerts – Tucson, AZ
  • National Storytelling Network Conference (2014) – Emcee for Western Regional Storytelling Concert – Phoenix, AZ
  • Tucson Festival of Books (2010,2011,2012,2013,2014) ––Scheduled storytellers, told stories and coordinated the storytelling stage — Tucson, AZ
  • Timberland Regional Library – Presented Summer Puppet/Storytelling Shows (2003, 2006,2008,2010,2013) – Various communities, WA
  • Bullhead City School District –Presented professional development workshop (2011) – Bullhead City, AZ
  • International Tour Management Institute (2010) –Symposium presenter–Tucson, AZ
  • Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area –Storyteller for Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival (2009, 2004) – Oneida, TN
  • Cedar City Library in the Park Storytelling Festival (2009) – Workshop presenter – Cedar City, UT
  • Timpanogos Storytelling Festival (2006) — Western Showcase Storyteller — Orem, UT

336 E 16th Street, Tucson, AZ 85701 Phone: (520) 235-4171 –

Touring Artist Available for Assemblies, Programs, Special Events, Conferences and Festivals


Please feel free to contact me for more information, or if you have questions.
I am happy to provide details and cost estimates if you need an experienced storyteller to entertain or provide workshops for a special event, festival, conference, school residency, community gathering or annual celebration.

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