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As a busy and dedicated professional storyteller and touring artist, I have established a large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to entertain audiences of all ages. Since 1996, my work has included performances for schools, libraries, concerts, conferences, festivals and community events in several states around the country. During the past 6 years, I have developed and regularly provide storytelling programs to audiences in senior living communities, including people dealing with memory care issues. If you would like more information about my work, or if you are interested in booking a storytelling show, please send a message via the contact link below.  


Glenda Bonin
Selected Resume Highlights

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)

            Selected Credits

  • 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
  • Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona (2014) – Conducted a project-based learning session during the volunteer conference – Tucson, AZ
  • Timberland Regional Library – Presented Summer Puppet/Storytelling Shows (2003, 2006,2008,2010,2013) – Various communities, WA
  • Ash Creek School Residency (2013) – Pearce, AZ
  • 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
  • Eastern Arizona Community College (2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007) — Classroom presentations and community concerts — Thatcher, AZ


336 E 16th Street, Tucson, AZ 85701 Phone: (520) 629-0270 or (520) 235-4171

Touring Artist Available for Assemblies, Programs, Special Events 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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