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Connie Regan-Blake’s 14th Annual Summer Storytelling Retreat & Adventure at StoryWindow Productions

July 14, 2019 at 10am to July 20, 2019 at 4pm
Come to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville for 7 days of story-listening & story-telling along with coaching, community & supportive exploration. This 14th annual workshop welcomes all levels of expertise, from beginner to experienced teller. Participants discover ways of being in the world that nurture your creative flow while developing skills to: Find, create, learn, and polish storiesEffectively integrate voice with image,…See More
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Montreat College Friends of the Library Celebrate National Library Week at Graham Chapel, Gaither Hall, Montreat College, Montreat, NC

April 9, 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
Patti Callahan, author of the recent novel Becoming Mrs. Lewis, and Don W. King author of Out of My Bone: the Letters of Joy Davidman, A Naked Tree: Love Sonnets to C. S. Lewis, and Yet One More Spring: a Critical Study of Joy Davidman, will co-present on their works about Joy and her husband C.S. Lewis.  The event is free and open to the public on April 9, 2019 in Graham Chapel, Gaither Hall, Montreat College.Reception and Book signing to followSee More
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TWO NEW APPALACHIAN NOVELS

I have, just released two Appalachian Novels.OUT OF THE SHADOWS, begins deep in the Appalachian Mountains of in WNC. It is partly a true story about a young man who ran away from home at the age of fifteen. He meets another runaway, and they fall in love.A journey where he faced adversaries, but also success as he walked, hitchhiked, and made his way across the country.GONE LIKE A CANDLE IN THE WIND, is a story of three young people growing up in a farming community in the Appalachian…See More
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The Main Show

The Main Show: a story-poem stage presentation(part of  Living Poem)Program Notes (A program note reader comes out to read from the program notes.) Reader: Don’t listen, children, and do not hear.(A monster is coming and there’s no escapeWithin this story, and no good way to tell it, Except to gaze at the horror as at a flower,A disaster streaming off extremes it breedsEverywhere and in our minds,…See More
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Hollywood Pictures Inc in Fairview

In the 1920's it seemed the whole country was caught up in excitement about films and Hollywood.    Asheville and Western North Carolina were well aware of the hoopla of Hollywood.   In fact, Hollywood (or at least filmmaking) was already beginning to come to Western NC.I recently stumble across an article from the Jun 6 1926 issue of The Asheville Citizen Times which mentions that Hollywood Pictures Inc, was planning to film just south of Asheville, near Fairview.  But....was this really…See More
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Intermission

IntermissionHear audio by clicking mp3 attachment!(Part of poem, "Coalescence") I thought I might take a break at this point to look around,Now that I’m in the business of making things resound.It’s so nice to have the luxury of being carefree. If you stop and sit back and try to take in everything,It stuns you and you can’t focus on anythingUntil something crops up, and what…See More
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Coalescence

The Main Show: A Story Poem Cycle(formerly, Coalescence) (part of  Living Poem)The Main Show  Program Notes (A program note reader comes out to read from the program notes.) Don’t listen, children, and do not hear.(A monster is coming and there’s no escapeWithin this story, and no good way to tell it, Except to gaze at the horror as at a flower,A disaster streaming off extremes it breedsEverywhere and…See More
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The Sultan's Dream

The Sultan’s Dream (Part of Living Poem) When it comes to walking, the jig’s up.No more fit lad sitting at the pub.No more flim-flam smiling with a limp. See how the legs totter and the torso leans.Do you know what a lame sultan dreams?Of reclining on a divan wearing pantaloons, Comparing his plight to a mountaineer’sNegotiating an icy bluff in a fierce wind,And then lounging in a tent to unwind. Which…See More
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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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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
Oct 28, 2018
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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