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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.


Facilitating ongoing weekly groups: Spirituality Group and Sister Stories Group at Friends For Life, a nonprofit service agency for people living with HIV and AIDS

January 18: Preaching at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church

February 1 & 8: Teaching Christian Formation Class at St Mary’s  Episcopal Cathedral. Topic: Nonviolent Communication

Teaching "Creativity & Nonviolence" at Memphis College of Art in the Spring/2015

“Going for the Gold: A Weekend of Storytelling” with Elaine Blanchard at Eureka Springs, Arkansas. March 6-8, 2015


The retreat will begin on Friday evening with introductions and getting acquainted. Saturday will be devoted to discovering the power of your own story and preparing to tell it. Sunday morning will be spent in rehearsal. Sunday afternoon will be performance time for a loving audience in a fun and casual space. Don’t miss this opportunity to use your imagination and play with words and stories! Registration fee : $150.00 Registration Deadline: February 28. Contact Linda Caldwell at 479-253-7444 or email Linda at Director@WritersColony.Org  View Flyer

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