About Cris Riedel

A twenty-year veteran of performing stories, Cris likes best to tell the old ones.  Folktales of those who solve the problem–and save the day–with their wits.  She has performed at the National Storytelling Conference, and the Stone Soup and Lehigh Valley Festivals.  This year she  celebrated twelve years of receiving grants for telling for summer reading programs in her native western New York state.

From Cris's Commentary

Congratulate yourself January 4, 2018

Voice requires continuous practice and adventuring to new places.  The more exercises you do, the more frequently you work your voice out, the fuller and more responsive your voice gets.  Good for you! Here’s a fun game for the car (or during chores- a time when your body might be busy):  sing along with the … Continue reading Congratulate yourself

Happy New Year!

We have more daylight than a month ago– seven minutes more than at the solstice!  More happiness for 2018: I was given my 12th summer reading series grant.  This year is FUN, the theme is music.  I’m trying out the dulcimer my husband gave me many years ago.  You may smile, the goal is to … Continue reading Happy New Year!