Marie RingenbergMarie's creativity, energy and wonderful sense of playfulness draw her audience into the magical realm of the imagination. Each performance is designed to entertain and educate her listeners with her humorous, participatory style with stories geared to unlock the imagination and celebrate the love of story! Programs, workshops and residences provide a springboard for creative dramatics, art and music. Marie will customize programs with a unique blending of tales and songs. Her workshops encourage storytelling and writing through elements of character, setting, plot, etc. with the use of creative dramatics and hands-on instruction.


Marie loves meeting her audience eye to eye and heart to heart. She tells stories in song as well as folktales, myths, and legends. Through storytelling, her fun, captivating and spellbinding tales allow her performances to educate and entertain audiences of all ages.


"Marie Ringenberg tells stories with a directness and simplicity that draws her audience into the sublime and exciting world of their own imagination. Her rapport and ease with the audience mark her as an experienced professional."
-- Jim May, Storyteller and Artistic Director, Illinois Storytelling Festival



3S058 Sequoia Dr.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Phone Number: (630) 858-6003



Marie RingenbergPrograms are always adapted for the specific age of the audience - preschool through adult.

"Marie has been a tremendous draw for our multi-aged audience telling stories from the familiar to the unknown."
-- Judy Rosedale, DesPlaines Historical Society


Marie RingenbergWORKSHOPS

"After 22 years in this business, I can safely say that there are very few extremely talented storytellers who also happen to have exceptionally strong teaching skills. Marie has it all."
-- Nina McCabe, Principal, Passow School, Franklin Park IL




Marie went to Illinois State University earning a teaching degree and Rosary College for a master's in Library Science. Accomplishing her goal of working in public libraries, she has been a department head, a preschool coordinator, and an American Library Association staff member working to promote awareness of bring stories to infants and children.


Beck Institute - Full Grant Recipient (Residency at Glenbard East High School)


Past State Liaison to the National Storytelling Association (in contact with guilds and storytelling organizations nationwide)





The Nose Tree and Other Grimms' Fairy Tales