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 don’t know how it happened, but I forgot to touch base with you in November to tell you the exciting news about what we are cooking up for libraries next summer. It seems the Timberland Regional Library had so much fun when we performed “Squirrely Shirley Makes Waves” in 2011 that they want us back in 2013. Isn’t that cool?
Between July 17 and July 31, our newest show, “Squirrely Shirley Digs Up a Treasure Chest of Trouble,” will appear at ten different libraries in and around the Olympia/Seattle area. As the time gets closer, I will tell you about which library and the times of each show. If you live in Washington State, I sure hope to see you in the audience, ’cause I’d love to meet you in person.

Hey – are you as excited about this holiday season as I am? I’ve decorated my tree and am asking some of my friends over for a party on December 16th. What are you doing to have fun?

Gotta go – Winston is here for my exercise session (remember, he’s my personal trainer). . .

Love, Your Friend
Shirley