Thanks for your interest in the art of storytelling!

As a performer I have reinvented myself several times (Whispers the Clown, Magician, Puppeteer, Mother Goose, Granny Magic and Storyteller Glenda Bonin). These new directions have taken place in response to a need to pivot and redirect my talent, energy, and interests to reach new audiences and grow. I am currently developing a new body of work relating to the Westward Movement and Arizona History. This is not to say that I am no longer available to the audiences I have served in the past. This is simply a new direction and focus of my energy as I continue to grow as a performer and storyteller.  

 

I’ve been expanding my media outreach lately by working on improving my video presence as a storyteller, puppeteer and performer. I also plan to use the video skills I’m developing to help market “The Storyteller’s Place,” our Bed and Breakfast business scheduled to open later this year.   I recently produced two short video segments about […]

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When I first started to seriously consider storytelling, I spent a lot of time doing research at the library  My research included reading folktales, reviewing audio/video recordings, buying books and searching the Internet for storytelling information.  I started to follow the work of storytellers I admired, and I visited with program coordinators at my local […]

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Guess what I did yesterday? I went to Apollo Middle School to find out about the Grow2BFit program here in Tucson. What a cool family program! Parents and kids learned a lot about healthy eating and then they get to do exercises together. Whew! I don’t know how everyone keeps up with Dr. Jessica Schultz […]

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I am not a person who pays much attention to April Fools Day or Friday the 13th, but in retrospect it seems I should have taken both days a bit more seriously. Between my work and doing the labor of painting our home in anticipation of opening a Bed & Breakfast (The Storyteller’s Bungalow) in the fall. […]

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I have had problems accessing the Internet since my email was hacked on Friday.  My computer may have been hit with a worm or some other invasive program, as well. This has created a break in my email responses and regular Blog posts, so I am using a borrowed computer until mine is up and […]

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