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 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 who founded this fun program. She is full of pep and really excited about helping kids make healthy choices. Everyone who came got a pedometer, a jump ropes and “Chop Chop,” a fun cooking magazine for families. There were lots of door prizes, too. I didn’t get one yesterday, but I have my eye on one of the exercise videos (maybe next month when we meet again). Anyway, if you want to know more about this really great program, just check out their website:

Your friend,
A pretty tired, Squirrely Shirley