Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby

performed by Akbar Imhotep

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Storytelling Saturdays at 1pm

The Wren’s Nest offers storytelling on Saturdays at 1 pm, and by appointment throughout the week.

If the phrase “by appointment throughout the week” appeals to you, read on and then let us know!

The Storytellers

AKBAR IMHOTEP

Akbar Imhotep, a 2012 Governor’s Arts & Humanities awardee, has been affiliated with the Wren’s Nest since 1985 and served as the storyteller-in-residence from 1985 to 1999. He has also been a storytelling fixture for Zoo Atlanta and a resident puppeteer at the Center for Puppetry Arts. He’s originally from Perry, Georgia.

AUDIO: HOW BRER COON GETS HIS MEAT
AUDIO: HOW BRER BEAR LOST HIS TAIL

JOSIE BAILEY

Josie hails from Griffin, Georgia. She is a professional storyteller, and small children just love her.

AUDIO: BRER RABBIT, BRER COON, AND THE FROGS

CURTIS RICHARDSON

Curtis Richardson knows every story under the sun. Curtis recently finished his degree from the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University. Wahoo! We don’t have any good audio of Curtis telling stories, but the good people at Georgia Traveler caught him on film last year, starting at about 2:30.

MAMA KOKU

Mama Koku is the newest addition to the roster of Wren's Nest storytellers. We met her at the National Black Arts Festival and simply had to ask her to join us. Koku can tell it, y’all.

AUDIO: Rabbits House

Gwendolyn J. Napier

Gwendolyn has been a professional storyteller for more than 15 years. As a girl, she sat at her mother's knees and listened to stories about her family, church and community. It was her mother who nicknamed her “Miss LuvDrop.” Gwendolyn is an educator and has worked with many school systems in the Atlanta area. She has also performed at many libraries and festivals. She loves music, singing, dancing and a wide variety of other arts.

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At The Wren's Nest

To make a reservation for groups of 10 or more please complete the Group Tours Form, no later than three weeks before your visit. For questions call Carla Ramcharam, Office Manager at (404) 753-7735.
Rates
30 min
$125/storyteller
60 min
$250/storyteller
90 min
$325/storyteller

At your location

Please fill out the off-site storytelling form below. For questions call Carla Ramcharam, Office Manager at (404) 753-7735.
Rates
30 min
$325/storyteller
60 min
$375/storyteller
90 min
$425/storyteller

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