Prison Stories

Checking on the Arts
2:05 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Prison Stories V

Prison Stories V is Voices of the South’s latest outreach program, providing a year-long writing and theatre intensive for women currently serving time in the Shelby County Prison System.

Read more
Checking on the Arts
10:04 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Prison Stories IV - Elaine Blanchard

Elaine Blanchard

Prison Stories is Voices of the South's latest outreach program, providing a year-long writing and theatre intensive for women currently serving time in the Shelby County Prison System.  

Read more
Mid-South Features
4:01 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Elaine Blanchard On the Power of Storytelling In Prison

Barbara Ball, Taketha Wilkins and Elaine Blanchard at the Shelby County Division of Corrections. Blanchard teaches a class on reading and writing, and personal storytelling.

Elaine Blanchard believes in the strength of storytelling, and finds herself spending hours with women who are incarcerated in the Shelby County Division of Corrections.  Blanchard says she, too, has felt “trapped” in her life, which inspired her to work with women behind bars.

Read more