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’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). It’s going to be a lot of fun, so if you can come to the University of Arizona Mall on either one of the days, you will be glad you did. Stop by and say hello to my favorite storyteller-person-lady-Glenda Bonin!
Your friend, Squirrely Shirley