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 Stone Soup and Lehigh Valley Festivals, and is celebrating ten years of telling for summer reading programs in her native western New York state.

From Cris's Commentary

January Quickie — Trippingly on the Tongue January 9, 2017

We tellers seek to be understood, both in tale and the telling of it.  Pronunciation is a premium skill! To speak clearly, practice the most difficult:  tongue twisters.  Peter Piper is reasonably easy.  Toy Boat or Unique New York, not so much–  at least for my particular mouth.  We each have easy and challenging sets of sounds. … Continue reading January Quickie — Trippingly on the Tongue

December’s Quickie– got phlegm?? December 1, 2016

We all get it – that bit of goo in the throat.  Here’s a little trick:  Exhale softly, making a “kaaah’ sound.  Now inhale, making the same “kaaah.”  What’s happening here? You are moving the back of your tongue up to meet your soft palate  Repeat this in-out action five or six times, and the issue … Continue reading December’s Quickie– got phlegm??