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Curtis storytelling at The Wren's Nest by Michael CogliantryStorytelling Saturdays at 1 pm


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 at the Wren’s Nest!


If you want a storyteller for your group at the Wren’s Nest here’s how it’ll go down:

Send a $75 deposit to the Wren’s Nest at least three weeks before your scheduled tour.


We cannot reserve a storyteller until we receive the deposit. We’ve been burned too many times! Ouch!

Admission for groups with a storyteller, as of January 1, 2010


  • $6 for children
  • $8 for seniors and students
  • $9 for adults


Make your check out to “The Wren’s Nest” and send it to:

1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW

Atlanta, GA 30310


Please include your group name and the date of your tour on the “Memo” line of your check. We like guesswork, but we’re not good at it. At all.



Book a Storyteller for Your Location!


If you want a storyteller for your group away from the Wren’s Nest:

Shoot an email to with the date, time, and location of your event. Feel free to have a listen to our storytellers and request one. We’ll do our best to accommodate.


Here’s what it costs for groups of less than 50 people:

• 30 minutes: $150

• 45 minutes: $200

• 1 hour: $250


Here’s what it costs for groups of 50 or more people:

• 30 minutes: $200

• 45 minutes: $300

• 1 hour: $400


If your venue location is more than 20 miles from the Wren’s Nest, add an additional $50 to the total.


For example, Bulloch Hall is in historic Roswell, Ga, which is more than 20 miles from the Wren’s Nest. If Bulloch Hall requested a Rambler for 30 minutes of storytelling for an audience of 100 people, their price would be $250.


Awesome photo courtesy of Michael Cogliantry.


Check Out Our Ramblers


Storytelling is ideal for people between the ages 4 to 104. Adults even enjoy our performances more than the kids do! Watch Akbar perform in HD to get an idea of what you’re getting into.


Our storytellers, the Wren’s Nest Ramblers, spin yarns here at the Wren’s Nest or at your next engagement for your school, office, church, party, happy hour – if there’s a tree to stand under, our Ramblers will be there.

If you’d like to have a Rambler at your next event, send an email to



Akbar Imhotep

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

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.







Josie Bailey

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







Mama Koku

Mama Koku Mama Koku is the newest addition to the Wren’s Nest Ramblers. 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: Brer Rabbit Takes a Ride

Audio: Brer Gator Meets Trouble







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