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For Goodness Sake



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.

Upcoming Events:

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.

Elaine will perform “Good People” with opera singer, Laurence Albert, accompanied by pianist, Jill Chamberlain Brookoff,  on Sunday afternoon,February 26 at 2:00 in Memphis at the Benjamin Hooks Public Library.
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 met with a group of transgender and nonbinary people for 8 weeks, listening to each other and building a circle of trust.  Elaine wrote a script based on the stories shared in those meetings and a cast of professional performers staged “Trans*cend” at TheatreSouth. 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


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