Literary Atlanta Podcast Episode 17: Kalin Thomas of The Wren’s Nest

Kalin Thomas, Program Director of The Wren's Nest
The Wren’s Nest is the Queen Anne style home of Joel Chandler Harris, located in the West End neighborhood of Atlanta. On the national register of historic places, The Wren’s Nest is a museum that’s open to the public for tours, but it’s become so much more than that in the 100+ years since Harris bought the home.

This week’s guest, Kalin Thomas, is program director at The Wren’s Nest. She joins us to talk about the historic West End and continuing the legacy of Joel Chandler Harris.

As Kalin mentions in our conversation, Literary Atlanta is thrilled to be partnering with the Wren’s Nest on a new author series called “Beyond Books.” This series will feature a monthly author talk at the Wren’s Nest. Kalin has already confirmed the first authors of the series, which kicks off next month. We’ll have more details on Beyond Books in future episodes.

The Wren’s Nest Website

Joel Chandler Harris (1845-1908) Entry in the New Georgia Encyclopedia

West End Neighborhood Website

Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center and Bookstore

Hammonds House Museum

December 9th Victorian Holiday Open House at The Wren’s Nest

Other Events Mentioned in This Episode

December 9th: Annual Holiday Party at FoxTale Book Shoppe

December 10th: Kristen Kish Cookbook Event at A Cappella Books

December 13th: The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails Event at Atlanta History Center