A Love Story

From Animal House to Our House

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Award-winning writer and preservationist Ron Tanner makes a stop at the Atlanta Preservation Center -- to offer a comic monologue about his funny, heart-warming book From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story.  Combining romance with history and humor, Tanner tells the true story of how he and his wife bought condemned property -- a wrecked former frat house -- and restored it to its original Victorian splendor. They knew nothing about fixing up houses when they started. In 2008, This Old House magazine featured their remarkable work.  Tanner's talk includes an impressive slide show.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase from the author at the event for $15.00.

Event Details

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Reservations Not Required
This event is partially accessible to individuals with physical disabilities. For questions call 404-688-3353.

Venue Information

The Atlanta Preservation Center/LP Grant Mansion
Area of City: South/Southeast of Downtown
327 St Paul Ave SE, Atlanta GA  30312
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Preservation Partner

Ron Tanner

Ron Tanner's awards for writing include a Faulkner Society gold medal, a Pushcart Prize, a New Letters Award, a Best of the Web Award, and many others. He has won fellowships from the Copernicus Society, Sewanee Writers Conference, and the National Park Service, to name a few, and his stories and essays have appeared in dozens of literary magazines. He is the author of "A Bed of Nails" (stories), "Kiss Me Stranger" (illustrated novel), and "From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story" (memoir). He teaches writing at Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland, and directs both the Marshall Islands Story Project and the Preservation America project. He and his wife, Jill, live in a former fraternity house that they saved from ruin and renovated to its Victorian glory.