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
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
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
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
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.