124: It’s the little things. Small moments, vulnerability and opportunity with writer Cheryl Chamblee.

Cheryl Chamblee is a writer, experimenter, and mama with more than 20 years of experience as both artist and nonprofit leader.  She has written or co-written 14 plays and hundreds of short essays, but right now she’s obsessed with writing what she calls “storypoems.” Her current creative writing projects are The Letters Project and Evening Postcards. You can find her writing at onebrokenteapot.com.  

Cheryl Chamblee

In this episode, Cheryl describes her creative writing practice and the inspiration behind The Letters Project and Evening Postcards*, noticing and valuing small moments, vulnerability, intimacy, and words, words, words. As the Executive Director of the Chatham Arts Council, she also outlines the programs that are shifting to serve artists and the community given the current circumstances. I’m always grateful to speak with Cheryl and to hear her read her extraordinary writing, I bet you will be too.

*If you would like to sign up to receive Evening Postcards via email (for free), do so HERE.

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We lead writers groups, accountability support, workshops, and events. We produce and create audio dramas too! Listen to the Master BuilderThe New Colossus Audio Drama, Declaration of Love, and ASBX Shorts. Stay tuned to hear about more projects written by the Soapbox Audio Collective Writers’ Group.

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The New Colossus

The New Colossus Audio Drama is a totally unhinged dark comedy reboot of Anton Chekhov’s classic play, THE SEAGULL.

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Master Builder

This audio drama was adapted from Tamara’s 2018 stage play produced by Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern and inspired by Henrick Ibsen’s classic, The Master Builder published in 1892.

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Declaration of Love

Co-producers Aurelia Belfield and Tamara Kissane of Artist Soapbox commissioned eleven NC playwrights to craft short audio scenes based on the prompt “Declaration of Love.”

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ASBX Shorts

ASBX Shorts are six short audio fiction pieces created and produced by North Carolina artists. Artist Soapbox Shorts were specifically contributed by the artists to aid in fundraising and to get everyone excited about Jesus Pancake, our new audio fiction series in development.

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