The Wren's Nest Closure

The Wren's Nest will be closed for tours and storytelling during the run of the Edgar Allan Poe Experience. Regular hours and storytelling will resume on Saturday, November 9, 2019

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!

Book A Storyteller

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

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.

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.

chetter-galloway

Chetter Galloway

Storyteller Chetter Galloway is as raconteur of African and African-American stories. He is a native of Suffolk, VA, the youngest of ten children and remembers his father telling stories on road trips. He first experienced the power of storytelling at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, VA. He honed his craft at East Tennessee State University in their Masters of Storytelling Program. His programs are perfect for schools, churches, family reunions, civic groups, holiday celebrations, assisted living homes, and more. Chetter is a member of the National Association of Black Storytellers, National Storytelling Network, Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia, and the Southern Order of Storytellers. Engaging and entertaining, Chetter invites you to Feel the Rhythm & Live the Story!

Esther Culver

Esther Culver

Esther Culver tells for the pure joy of telling. The side effects of listening to her may be fits of laughter, uncontrolled crying, and body movements like a chicken. You might relive history, or experience another person’s life. Various Programs:

Daycare and Pre-K
There are stories that captivate young minds simply with the use of voice, facial expression. and body language. Many of the stories are interactive and include props, music or finger play

Elementary/Middle High Schools
These programs range from folktales, tall tales, scary, inspirational, biographical, original, and more. The themes are crafted to be presented according to the student ’s age.

That Wonderful Senior Ear
You name it! Do you want to laugh, reminisce, or be frightened? There is a program of stories for you, just ask!

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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
$150/storyteller
60 min
$185/storyteller
90 min
$220/storyteller
*$35/ additional half hour

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
$150/storyteller
60 min
$185/storyteller
90 min
$220/storyteller
*$35/ additional half hour

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