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The documentary, "Inside Story," tells about Elaine’s storytelling work in the Shelby County Jail. Craig Leake, the film-maker, did a wonderful job of showing how a story shared has the potential to set a person free. If you would like to schedule a showing for your community group, church or school, please contact Elaine to schedule an event. She will show the film (27 minutes) and engage your group in a conversation. There is no set fee for viewing the film but donations will be received to cover expenses and to support Elaine’s ongoing work of telling stories.


Elaine is facilitating a 12-week series of storytelling workshops with the clients at Memphis’ Friends For Life. (www.FriendsForLifeCorp.Org Friends For Life is a nonprofit service organization for people living with HIV and AIDS.) The clients will tell their stories and professional actors from the Memphis theater community will perform those stories.
Positive Stories” will be performed at St Mary’s Cathedral (located at 700 Poplar Ave.) on Saturday evening, July 26 at 8:00.  Admission is free.

July 29, 6:30-8:30, Elaine is leading a workshop, “The Storyteller as Activist,” at the National Civil Rights Museum in the Educational Center

August 4: Storytelling for “Feast For Friends” at St Johns’ United Methodist Church, a meal and program for people living with HIV and their friends and family

August 5: “The Power of our Truth” Speaking to GLBT group at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Prison Stories IX will be generously funded by our friends and neighbors at Grace St Lukes Episcopal Church. The Inside Performance will be inside the Shelby County Jail on Thursday, August 21 at 6:00pm. Public performances will be at TheatreSouth (1000 South Cooper in the basement of First Congregational Church) Friday and Saturday, August 22 & 23 at 8:00pm and on Sunday, August 24 at 4:00pm. Suggested admission donation of $20.00

September 21 & November 16: “Looking at Psalms,” at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Adult Formation Class

October 28: “The Inside Story,” sharing the Prison Stories documentary with Integrity, a GLBT group, at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral

November 1, 2:00-4:00, Elaine will be the speaker for the Tennessee Poetry Society’s monthly meeting at the White Station Public Library

November 4: “The Inside Story,” sharing the Prison Stories documentary with teachers

November 23 & 30: “Story to Story,” at Idlewild Presbyterian Church, a workshop with the young adult Sunday-school class

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