CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT STORYTELLING FOR ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITIES

Since 2015, I’ve been providing a sensory-based, creative engagement storytelling program to inspire verbal discussion and encourage memory recall for residents in assisted living communities. My goals are to create each story with the audience and establish meaningful connections for participants. To view my 3-minute video, please click on the photo below.

Making a meaningful connection with an audience is what drives me to continue my work as a performing artist and storyteller. This can take many forms, but what they all have in common is that moment in a story when a shared understanding, memory or emotional response occurs. This is what good storytelling is about, and this is why I do what I do.

The stories I tell must first resonate for me. If I like a story, and it causes me to see the possibilities within it, I believe have found a tale worth sharing. My hope is that my listeners will experience the wonder, delight, understanding or surprise within each story in a personal and satisfying way. This is why I do what I do.

For me, a story comes alive only when it is created anew with each telling, in a space where everyone in the room is drawn in to listen and feel the possibilities within each tale. This is part of being human, and this is why I do what I do.

RESUME – Glenda Bonin, Storyteller

www.StoryWorksGroup.com

 

            Professional Memberships

  • National Storytellers Network
  • Puppeteers of America

 

            Education and Certification

  • Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Humanities in Medicine Symposium 2016
  • Storytelling Institutes, East Tennessee State University, 1998, 1999
  • University of Phoenix, BA in Management, 1990

 

            Selected Credits

  • National Storytelling Network Conference (2016) – Workshop presenter – Kansas City, MO
  • Catalina Foothills Adult Care and Fairmount Assisted Living/Memory Care (2014 to present) – Regular storytelling sessions at three different sites – Tucson, AZ
  • La Posada Senior Living Community (2015 to Present) – Monthly storytelling sessions at three assisted living/memory care facilities – Green Valley, AZ
  • Southern Arizona Storytelling (2016 to Present) – Performer and co-coordinator of local storytelling concerts – Tucson, AZ
  • National Storytelling Network Conference (2014) – Emcee for Western Regional Storytelling Concert – Phoenix, AZ
  • Tucson Festival of Books (2010,2011,2012,2013,2014) ––Scheduled storytellers, told stories and coordinated the storytelling stage — Tucson, AZ
  • Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona (2014) – Conducted a project-based learning session during the volunteer conference – Tucson, AZ
  • Timberland Regional Library – Presented Summer Puppet/Storytelling Shows (2003, 2006,2008,2010,2013) – Various communities, WA
  • Ash Creek School Residency (2013) – Pearce, AZ
  • Bullhead City School District –Presented professional development workshop (2011) – Bullhead City, AZ
  • International Tour Management Institute (2010) –Symposium presenter–Tucson, AZ
  • Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area –Storyteller for Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival (2009, 2004) – Oneida, TN
  • Cedar City Library in the Park Storytelling Festival (2009) – Workshop presenter – Cedar City, UT
  • Timpanogos Storytelling Festival (2006) — Western Showcase Storyteller — Orem, UT
  • Eastern Arizona Community College (2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007) — Classroom presentations and community concerts — Thatcher, AZ

 

336 E 16th Street, Tucson, AZ 85701 Phone: (520) 629-0270 or (520) 235-4171

Touring Artist Available for Assemblies, Programs, Special Events and Festivals

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Please feel free to contact me for more information, or if you have questions.
I am happy to provide details and cost estimates if you need an experienced storyteller to entertain or provide workshops for a special event, festival, conference, school residency, community gathering or annual celebration.