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.  


Guess what? Summer isn’t too far off and Glenda Bonin, the storyteller-person-lady, and I have been making our plans to take our new SRP show, “Super Hero Squirrely Shirley – Ready to Save the Wetlands,” on tour.

The show is going to be great fun! We will be sharing stories, exciting activities and hints about how everyone can help keep riparian zones in good condition so plants, critters and people can keep enjoying these special natural areas for years to come.

Best of all, I’m putting together a special Riparian Kit for Kids who want to be a Junior Riparian Super Hero along with me. I’ll tell you more about this soon!

We will be performing at libraries all around Arizona in June. Then in July and the first part of August, our schedule will take us to libraries around the Timberland Regional Library System.

So, if you want to see our new super hero show, be sure to tell your librarian so she can book this fantastic 2015 program in your neighborhood!

Your Ready-to-Save-the-Wetlands Super Hero Friend,

Squirrely Shirley