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Upcoming Events

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 Grief Support Group at Friends For Life, a nonprofit service agency for people living with HIV and AIDS

Teaching “The Preacher as Storyteller” at Memphis Theological Seminary in the Fall Semester.

Teaching “The Art of Storytelling” at Memphis College of Art in the Fall Semester.

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

Telling a story for “The Big Gay Art Show” at Crosstown on Friday, September 26, 6:00-9:00pm. Curated by Thomas Green

Saturday, September 27: Speaking to U of M students in Literary Heritage class, Jaclyn Martin, Professor

October 19: Preaching at First Unitarian Church of the River, 11:00 service

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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