Geraldine Buckley


Known primarily for personal stories that make people laugh and think, award winning, internationally-known, Geraldine Buckley teaches and performs in conferences, colleges, schools, corporations, and house-concerts. She has appeared as a featured teller in festivals throughout the US, including twice at the Timpanogos Stortelling Festival, and three times at the National Storytelling Festival, in Jonesborough, TN. An ordained minister, Geraldine was the Protestant Chaplain at the largest men’s prison in Maryland, until January 2010. Since then she has conducted storytelling workshops in US prisons, and also in Rimutaka, New Zealand’s largest men’s prison, as well as in many less restrictive settings! Currently she is Hospice Chaplain at Bridging Life Hospice in Westminster, Maryland. During the Pandemic Geraldine was a Resident Chaplain at her local hospital in Frederick, Maryland. She wrote a very well received Facebook blog called “Pandemic Parables” that documented the heroism, fear and bravery that flooded the corridors of a hospital where, with few exceptions, visitors were not allowed to enter. This has been successfully performed several times as a virtual storytelling show, including at the National Storytelling Virtual Festival of 2020. It will shortly be available in book form. Geraldine is frequently heard on NPR, and Sirius radio, and is the recipient of three gold
awards from Storytelling World. Find out more on her website.