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The documentary, “Inside Story,” about Elaine Blanchard’s storytelling work with women inside the Shelby County Jail has won a regional Emmy Award. The film was created by Craig Leake and a talented group of film students at the University of Memphis. If you would like to see the documentary, contact Elaine to schedule a showing and a workshop for your church, school, civic organization or conference.

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Maggie Scott's Head Got Stuck
Elaine’s new book, Maggie Scott’s Head Got Stuck, is Illustrated by Robby McElhaney. The picture book is based on a true story about a little girl who knew how to do everything right. Purchase it here.
 

Elaine will meet with a group of transgender and nonbinary people for 8 weeks, listening to each other and building a circle of trust. The group will meet 6:00-8:00pm on January 13, January 19, January 26,February 2, February 9, February 16, February 23 and March 1. Elaine will write a script based on the stories shared in those meetings and a cast of professional performers will stage “Trans*cend” at TheatreSouth (1000 South Cooper, 38104) on Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13. Shelby Fuller Elwood, a Memphis film-maker, will create a documentary of the group’s process and the performance. Participants in this project need to register with Elaine by sending an email to Elaine@ElaineBlanchard.Com

Listen to conversation about the performance of Trans*cend


April 10, 17, 24 and May 1: Preaching & Leading Worship for Evergreen Presbyterian Church, Worship begins at 11:00. The congregation worships at The Beethoven Club, 263 S. McLean at Peabody. 

April 23: Bookstock, an all day Literary Festival, Reading, Signing and Selling copies of my books at the Memphis Public Library. 3030 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38111

April 27: Storytelling at Memphis Jewish Community Center, 12:00 noon. 

May 8 & 15: Preaching at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church. Worship at 10:30.

May 22: Storytelling Workshop for Presbyterians at Pinecrest Camp.

May 29: Preaching at First Unitarian Church of the River.

July 13, 1:-00-3:00 at Theatre Memphis, “The Story Connection,” Creative Aging Senior Arts Series. Elaine will tell stories and share the stage with Laurence Albert. This is a special Creative Aging Event.

July 25-29: A week of writing at The Writers Colony, Eureka Springs, AR.

March 7-9 2017: Leading annual spiritual retreat for United Church of Christ clergy in Florida http://www.uccfla.org/uccfla/Home.html
  at http://canterburyretreat.org/

March 11 2017: Storytelling Workshop for UCC Church of St Augustine, FL

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