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NSN Storyteller Profile ... Geraldine Buckley

5256 Bamburg Court
Frederick, MD 21703

(301) 695-8695

(240) 344-7479


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With her trademark wit, warmth and humor, Geraldine Buckley has been involved in storytelling, performance poetry and conducting creative workshops for over twenty years in the US, Canada, England, Holland, South Africa and Spain.

Geraldine has had an eclectic past. She has been, among other things, a minister in a large London Church, a radio DJ, a television newsreader, an events director, a ghostwriter, a food critic, a magazine editor and an award winning performance poet.

After leaving her position of chaplain at the Maryland Correctional Training Center in January 2010, Geraldine created her true, hilarious, one-woman storytelling show, “Destination? Slammer!” which has received critical acclaim at festivals - both fringe and mainstream - and many other venues.

Geraldine is a full time storyteller but she he is also a speaker, a writer and a teaching artist. She lives in Frederick, MD and is working on a book about her adventures.

"Geraldine's stories are pilates for your funny bone. Her humor is 100% natural - the polar opposite of her hair color."
Bil Lepp, National Storyteller

"...a teacher, an artist and a supreme storyteller."
Washington City Paper.

MD Theatre Guide.

"Geraldine's fascinating stories, British charm and animated wit had our audiences enthralled. We eagerly look forward to her return."
Bill McKell, Director, Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival

"Geraldine Buckley is a passionate woman. Her capacity for hilarity is equal to her capacity to care for the most downtrodden people you or I might encounter...When I heard her tell stories I found myself caring for the souls of the downtrodden. I also noticed my heart was warmer and somehow wiser."
Andy Offut Irwin, National Storyteller.

"Engaging, interesting, vibrant and majorly talented ...with a quick wit and razor sharp timing.
Kim Weitkamp, National Storyteller

Types of stories I tell:

I particularly love telling true stories quivering with the laughter and lessons learned upon my odd and winding journey, but I also tell folktales with a nugget of wisdom buried within the narrative.

I tell stories for:

All Ages

I provide workshops:


I am willing to travel:


My travel requirements:

Please contact me for this information.

School Districts I am cleared to work in:

All. Background Check Available. I am a graduate of the Teaching Artist Institute levels 1 $ 2, and do assemblies and residencies that adhere to Academic Standards and 21st Century Skills.

I am willing to mentor:


Organizations I belong to:

Board Member of VASA (Virginia Storytelling Association, Performing Member of Voices in the Glen, MD, Member of OOPS (Ohio Order for the Preservation of Storytelling).