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.  

 

Here I am again, getting ready for another “Squirrely Shirley Meets Fry-Fry!” show. This time we’ll be visiting the southern Arizona town of Sierra Vista. Be sure to mark your date book and come join in the fun: Thursday, June 7, 2012 – 10:00 a.m. Sierra Vista Community Library 2600 E Tacoma Sierra Vista, AZ […]

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The Tucson Festival of Books in March was awesome! Hope you were able to go. I had a lot of fun checking out all the different fun activities the festival had to offer, and I liked all the stories told under the storytelling tent. Maybe one day, they will invite me to entertain the crowds. […]

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Wow! Healthy Kids Day last Saturday, April 14th was so much fun. I think lots of people in Tucson, AZ like the idea of being healthy and staying fit, because the event brought out a bunch of them. Since it rained a little in the morning (yea!), we got to do our “Squirrely Shirley Meets […]

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I’ve been busy helping that storyteller-person-lady, Glenda Bonin, get things ready for the Storytelling Tent at Tucson Festival of Books. The event starts tomorrow, and during the two days celebrating stories, books and authors (Saturday & Sunday – March 10 & 11) fourteen storytellers will be telling stories (no not all at the same time). […]

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We had the ‘bestest’ show on the 19th. I just wanted to thank everyone who took time out of their Sunday afternoon to come and share the fun. We had some terrific kids and adults visiting and I could feel the love. We hope to continue our show in the future, so stay tuned. Hope […]

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I always love receiving email from you – everyone likes to hear from friends – and just because I am a squirrel doesn’t mean I’m any different. Anyway, most of the time the email I get is encouragement about exercising and eating well so I can stay fit and not run into health problems like […]

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I think I am turning into “Chatty Cathy” (hee-hee), that’s a doll my Storyteller-person-lady-friend-Glenda Bonin would remember. Anywhoose, I just wanted to share some video of our last show at Himmel Park Library. Let me know what you think. Click here to watch. Don’t forget you can email squirrely.shirley@yahoo.com  

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Dear Friends and Fans, I am looking forward to having a large audience of children and families next Thursday, December 29th at the Himmel Branch Library in Tucson, Arizona. The hour-long show will start at 3:30 p.m., and a video will be made to help potential sponsors see what a great job “Squirrely Shirley Meets […]

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Sam Dragonetti did a great job watching my tree house when I was away. I hope he joins a social network on the Internet so I can write him a recommendation. He’s a great tree-sitter! So, here we are in the middle of the summer, and we are already talking about where the “Squirrely Shirley […]

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