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The Tale of Ononis

The Tale of Ononis by Rob Neufeld Part 1: The Making of a Celebrity ❧  Hare Begins His Tale  Ononis was my region’s name.People now call it Never-the-same.I’ll start with the day a delivery came. The package I got was a devil’s dare,Swaddled and knotted in Swamp Bloat hairAnd bearing, in red, one word: “Beware!” Bloats are creatures from the Land of Mud Pies,Wallowing in waste with tightly closed eyesUntil fears bring tears and the bleary bloats rise.   ❧  Hare’s Colleagues  I asked my boss,…See More
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Drop Your Troubles: A Solo Storytelling Performance with Connie Regan-Blake at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

December 1, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Join this internationally renowned storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she transforms a packed theater into an intimate circle of friends with old-timey charm, wisdom, and humor. We’ll also welcome the Singer of  Stories, Donna Marie Todd, who will perform her original story, “The Amazing Zicafoose Sisters.” Connie’s last two shows at BMCA have sold…See More
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Explore the Landscapes of Story and Telling at Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies

January 23, 2019 at 10am to February 27, 2019 at 12pm
A Storytelling Offering in Asheville, NCWednesday Mornings 10am-12pmJanuary 23 – February 27, 2019 This winter Connie is excited to offer a learning opportunity to warm-up your storytelling voice and creativity!  Join her in Asheville, NC at Lenoir-Rhyne University for six story-work sessions with a weekly format that allows for skills to grow over time while encouraging a consistency in discovering, revisiting and refining your stories. During these weekly sessions participants are invited…See More
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Explore the Landscapes of Story & Telling at Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies

January 23, 2019 at 10am to February 27, 2019 at 12pm
A Storytelling Offering in Asheville, NCWednesday Mornings 10am-12pmJanuary 23 – February 27, 2019 This winter Connie is excited to offer a learning opportunity to warm-up your storytelling voice and creativity!  Join her in Asheville, NC at Lenoir-Rhyne University for six story-work sessions with a weekly format that allows for skills to grow over time while encouraging a consistency in discovering, revisiting and refining your stories. During these weekly sessions participants are invited…See More
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Connie Regan-Blake presents A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

April 6, 2019 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her workshop participants in an enchanting evening of storytelling in “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.” The event will be hosted by the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, just a short drive from Asheville nestled in the picturesque mountains surrounding the area. Call the Center for advance tickets (828) 669-0930 or order…See More
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Connie Regan-Blake's Taking Your Story to the Stage Workshop at StoryWindow Productions

April 5, 2019 to April 7, 2019
The focus of this “Taking Your Story to the Stage” 3-day workshop is on storytelling performance. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “stage-ready.” Set in Connie’s home tucked in the beautiful mountains surrounding Asheville, NC, this workshop provides a supportive, affirming…See More
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Let’s say every word is precious

Let’s say every word is precious (Part of Living Poem) Let’s say every word is precious.Say every word is precious.Every word is precious.Every word precious.Every word.Word.--Rob Neufeld, Oct. 16, 2018See More
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Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses (Part of Living Poem)Hear audio: Metamorphoses%20181004_0192.MP3 So Apollo committed the first rape.He’d come back from exterminating Python,The Bane of Humanity, now his arrow-victim,And stopped to mock…See More
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First Drumbeat

First Drumbeat(Part of Living Poem) The time has come.Call it a drum,Or a crumb,What’s left of life. I used to tell a jokeWhen my life was wide,And I was a stud,And not a dud—I knowI’m not a dud.  I’m a dude,A dad.  But everyone mustRebut the dud chargeAt summing up time. Oh yeah, the joke,A trademark one for meIn that it’s not funny. I used to say I’ll never retireFrom writingBecause if I’m ever…See More
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Julia Nunnally Duncan at Marion Branch McDowell County Public Library

October 24, 2018 from 4pm to 5pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be launching her new poetry collection A Neighborhood Changes (Finishing Line Press, 2018) at a book presentation and signing to be held at the McDowell County Public Library in Marion on October 24.See More
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New anthology just out, thanks to the hard work of Celia Miles and Nancy Dillingham. A lovely gathering of holiday stories/poetry from 45 North Carolina women writers whose "unique voices have roots in and connections to western North Carolina." Writers include Susan Snowden, Glenda Barrett, Dee Dee Parker, Nancy Dillingham, Joan Crook, to name a few.
On Oct. 25th, from 10am-12noon,in concert with the Brevard College Homecoming, Celia Miles and myself will be reading from "Christmas Presence" at Highland Book Store in Brevard, across the street from the college. Please join us!
Copies will be on sale(excellent Christmas gifts) or can be ordered from Celia Miles at celiamiles@fastmail.fm or Catawba Publishing, Charlotte, NC (www.catabapublishing.com).
The beauty of anthologies is reading the work of authors we hear about but never have a chance to read, as most of us are featured in literary magazines published by national colleges. Touching stories and poetry, beautiful cover...a perfect gift.

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I hear it is a great book. ---Sherry Austin
Thanks for commenting. Yes, it's a good read. The amazing part, is the great job the editors did in connecting writers from every age catagory along with the fact that, although we don't all hail from Western North Carolina, it's difficult to tell that from the heart of every story. Fortunately, now we all call WNC home.
The jacket is a painted snowfilled scene and invites all readers to come inside and make themselves cozy. If they don't have this book at your local bookstore, you can contact Catawba Publishing in Charlotte or Celia Miles at the above email.
Again, thanks for checking in. Nancy
A chapter of my book, The Days Between the Years, is in the book. I haven't seen it yet though! I was unable to make the gathering to celebrate the book and to get my copies.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 2, for a discussion of CHRISTMAS PRESENCE at the Henderson County library. Several contributing authors will read their contributions to this anthology. Tentative time: 2-4. Email sherry@sherryaustin.com for updates.
Thanks for the info. Is the read only for Henderson County writers? I'd love to join everyone. Hope to see you at the read here in Brevard, Oct. 25th, from 10 am until 12 noon. Nancy
Hi, Nancy. Sorry to be so late responding. I opted for email notification if anyone replied to my posts, but I don't get them, and I forget to look at the site regularly otherwise. I'm sure anyone who would like to participate is welcome. I am meeting Celia and Joan tomorrow at Frankie Bones and will be sure to discuss it with her.

I'd love to make it to Brevard Oct 25th, but I have a signing in Asheville around that time.

My personal email: sherry at sherryaustin.com.
Hi, Nancy. I enjoyed your piece in the book! I had lunch yesterday with Celia and Joan Medlicott and Ceilia spoke highly of you. It is a lovely book, isn't it?

We plan to have refreshments at the Dec 2 2-4 reading. I hope to ask all those who plan to read to bring a small plate of cookies or something. Celia suggests that Henderonsville-area contributors be given priority over those from the greater WNC area, since she has many opportunities outside Hendersonville, but, depending on how many people will read, we may be able to include others. I would like for the reading to actually go on for two hours with a short break for refreshments, etc. in between.

I know Celia has given Rob the list of all her events, but I'm going to post them here, as well.

See you! ---Sherry Austin.

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