Storyteller
Elaine Blanchard is a Life-Affirming Listener and Professional Storyteller
Storytelling for church groups, senior citizen centers, schools, clubs, the workplace and more.
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Workshop Leader
Retreat Leader
Elaine engages people so groups can improve their effectiveness in reaching their goals.
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Minister
Wedding Officiant
Weddings and memorial services, Memphis, TN.

Elaine's Projects

Plays, Performances and Films
For Goodness Sake
Prison Stories
Skin and Bones
Transcend

Upcoming Events

  • Sun
    26
    Feb
    2017

    Good People

    2:00 pmBenjamin Hooks Public Library.

    Good people

    “Good People” is a 45 minute performance of story and song. Elaine has written and performs this story, based on her childhood introduction to racism, injustice and violence. Laurence R. Albert, bass baritone, highlights the story with his singing voice, accompanied by pianist, Jill Chamberlain Brookoff. The performance is available for tour. Contact Elaine

  • Tue
    07
    Mar
    2017
    Thu
    09
    Mar
    2017

    Spiritual Retreat

    Canterbury Retreat Center in Oviedo, Florida

    Leading the annual spiritual retreat for United Church of Christ (UCC) Clergy on the Florida Conference.

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  • If a person were to ask God for advice on how to be a storyteller, God would say, You’re barking up the wrong tree. Go ask Elaine Blanchard.

    Rev. Dr. Michael Schiefelbein,
    Pastor, College Avenue Congregational Church, Modesto, CA
  • Elaine Blanchard is the most gifted storyteller I have ever known. She has rare talents that she can use to make us laugh or cry or just sit in awed silence. I am grateful that she is using those talents to lead others to deeper awareness and to stronger commitments.

    Dr. Marsha Walton Ph.D
    Professor of Psychology, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
  • I get the feeling that Elaine has probed the depths of the human experience and has come up bubbling with optimism and hope. I would travel a long way to bask in the wisdom and charm of this most delightful teller of tales and weaver of dreams.

    Rev. Dr. Brooks Ramsey
    Individual and Family Therapist, Washington DC
  • Elaine inspires people to improve their relationships and to build healthy communities. She is always engaging and often life-changing. Funny, friendly, insightful, Elaine’s storytelling sessions have motivated me to become a more trusting and generous person.

    Lisa Bacon
    Estimator, Sturgeon Electric, Henderson, CO
  • “The greatest power of Elaine’s gift comes after the story concludes as the spell she has cast continues to resonate in my heart and mind.

    Rob Rosenthal
    Professional Airline Pilot, Memphis, TN

Invite Elaine to speak, tell stories, lead workshops and retreats.