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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:

Offering a one- hour webinar, “The Spirituality of Our Legacy & Story” for the employees of Trinity Health on June 30.
“Going for the Gold: A Weekend of Storytelling” with Elaine Blanchard at Eureka Springs, Arkansas. July 24-26, 2015 The retreat will begin on Friday evening with introductions and getting acquainted. Saturday will be devoted to discovering the power of each participant’s story and preparing to tell it. Sunday morning will be spent in telling stories to each other. Registration fee : $150.00 Registration Deadline: July 17. Contact Linda Caldwell at 479-253-7444 or email Linda at Director@WritersColony.Org

Preaching at Binghampton United Methodist Church, Saturday, July 4, at 4:30.

July 5: Preaching at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church. Worship is at 10:30 am.

July 19: Preaching at Kingsway Christian Church. (7887 Poplar Ave. Germantown, TN 38138 ) Worship is at 10:30

July 27: Presenting “The Art of Storytelling,” for the ALSAC/St. Jude National Staff Meeting

Elaine’s new book, Maggie Scott’s Head Got Stuck, will be published this summer. Illustrated by Robby McElhaney, the picture book is based on a true story about a little girl who knew how to do everything right. Watch for notices about the upcoming book signing.

Elaine will be facilitating a group, “Formation For Ministry” this fall at Memphis Theological Seminary.

Teaching a class on “Listening” at First Presbyterian Church, Sunday, September 20 at 10:00

October 7,14,& 21: Leading Wednesday Evening Program for Kingsway Christian Church (7887 Poplar Ave. Germantown, TN 38138) Catered meal at 6:00 followed by program. “Listening as a Way toward Peaceful Living.”

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