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.  

 

We’ll be leaving next month for Washington State to do our latest show, “Squirrely Shirley Digs up a Treasure Chest of Trouble,” and I’m excited!

The plan is to leave a treasure chest (like the one I dig up during the show) at each library where we appear (there are ten libraries on the list). What fun this will be!
At some of the libraries, the kids in the audience will have a chance to select a prize from the treasure chest if they answer a few questions and/or draw a picture of me.

Yep, you’ve got this right – lots of young artists will have a chance to help make me famous through their artwork. Pretty cool, right?

Anyway, if you want to see the form the Timberland Regional Library system has come up with for this, just click here.

Your friend,
Shirley