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.
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.
- 045: OLD WORK IN A NEW WAY. BOTH HANDS THEATRE COMPANY PERFORMS A SCENE FROM 2001.
- 025: ARTIST AND NONPROFIT LEADER CHERYL CHAMBLEE COACHES CREATIVES IN TIMES OF TRANSITION
- YOU ARE STILL AN ARTIST (CHERYL CHAMBLEE, ASBX BLOG POST 013)
- 089: MORE THEATER! THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF MANBITES DOG THEATER WITH CO-FOUNDERS ED HUNT AND JEFF STORER. [DURHAM 150 ARTIST SPOTLIGHT]
RELIEF FUNDS + RESOURCES:
- The Orange County Arts Commission Page has a long list of support resources for artists, arts industry workers, arts nonprofits, and art organizations whose livelihoods have been negatively affected by COVID-19. Check it out.
- Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund (Musicians)
- Durham Artist Relief Fund
- Durham Arts Council Artist Recovery Fund
- NC Artists Relief Fund
- Orange County Arts Relief Fund (NC)
- Chatham County Artist and Art-Worker Relief Effort (NC)
- Covid-19 Freelance Artist Resources
- Emergency Funds (All Art Forms)
- Parent Artist Advocacy League Emergency Fund apply
- Parent Artist Advocacy League Emergency Fund donate
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