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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.

Upcoming Events:
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

April 5-June 19: Listening, Learning and Telling at the Public Library.

May 22: Storytelling Workshop for Presbyterians at Pinecrest Camp.

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

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

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