IMG_0931_cropMarvelous work! – Jay O’Callahan

“Powerful, polished, professional …”– Jo Radner, former director, National Storytelling Network

Oh, my goodness, she’s fabulous…her voice is so rich and full, her telling style is relaxed, fun and intimate.  She made a whole room full of people feel as if she was telling just to them. – Karen Chace, storyteller and author

Cris is both a delightfully entertaining performer and an exceptionally effective teacher of the craft of storytelling.   – Diana Wyra, Director, Batavia Public Library

Children said…

Mrs. Riedel is magic—she tells stories.

The stories made my imagination run wild!

When can you come back?

I wish you could come tell us more stories for the rest of the year.

Public Performances

WOW! Your storytelling was the highlight… – Rick A. Davis, Executive Director Fredonia Storytelling Festival 

Eyes were wide with rapt wonder as the words rolled effortlessly off the tongue of Cris Riedel [who] delightfully held court at Debbie’s Cafe for about two hours.  She had the audience eating out of her hands. – DJ Smith, Editor  Genesee Country Express

Teachers said

“The students were completely wrapped up in your storytelling.” – Kim Hoffman, SUNY Geneseo

The art of storytelling is very special and so was your visit.  – Karen Benway, Colden Elementary School

“She should be in every school in the state.”  -Kevin Eberle, principal, West Seneca Middle School, West Seneca, New York

Summer reading shows

“Boy were the kids at the library thrilled with your storytelling!  You are the best!” – Bonnie Schweizer, Peterson Memorial Library

The program was very entertaining to the children as well as the parents! – May Sharmat, Livonia NY Autumn in the Village

“Our community expects a high quality summer reading program…Cris did a wonderful job.” -Sarah Mathews, Wadsworth Public Library


Great!  Got so much out of it!

Answered questions I didn’t even know I had!

Good ideas and clearly explained.