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.  

 

IN THIS ISSUE: A Story to Tell Suggested Classroom Activities For the Very Young Child How to Tell This Story Websites for Educators There are many fine folktales to help a teacher approach bullying prevention, promote awareness and engage listeners in thoughtful discussion. In this issue, I have provided my adaptation of "How Beetle Got [...] by No Comment Read More

Here I am telling stories on the Storytelling Stage during the2012 Tucson Festival of Books. I am often approached by phone or by email by a potential customer asking the “how much do you charge” question. My answer is always “that depends.” I need to consider answers to the following questions before I can provide […]

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We had good crowds under the Storytelling Tent. The 2012 Tucson Festival of Books was even better than last year! This says a lot about how the our community supports and values stories, reading, books, authors and learning. I am proud to be a small part of an event that brings an estimated 115,000 people together in southern Arizona […]

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At the request from a reader, this post includes two photos of Fry-Fry, the nemesis of the “Squirrely Shirley Meets Fry-Fry” show. The story behind the creation of this puppet started with a comment by a friend years ago when I was on the board of a downtown Tucson (AZ) historic neighborhood association. Being on the board […]

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After performing for many years, I know a good thing when I see it, and the Squirrely Shirley show is a good thing – the real deal. I’ve been upstaged by puppets before, but this is different and more exciting. I’m jazzed! We added a Squirrely Shirley “journal” to the Story Works Group website during the 2010 […]

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