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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

Started by Rob Neufeld in AC-T Book Reviews Aug 3, 2017.

Ellington in Asheville--a survey

Started by Rob Neufeld in Local History Oct 6, 2017.

Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

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Coalescence

Coalescence (part of  Living Poem)Intro 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, disabling our power.) Distractions are good, puzzles that teaseAnd please and fill the main scene, whichIncludes…See More
Dec 11
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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
Nov 15
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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
Nov 9
Connie Regan-Blake posted an event

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
Nov 6
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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
Oct 28
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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
Oct 28
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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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Nancy Sutton replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Metamorphoses
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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
Oct 2
Joan Henehan replied to Joan Henehan's discussion on Reading Living Poem
"Fantastic, that will be very helpful."
Sep 22
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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
Sep 22
Rob Neufeld replied to Joan Henehan's discussion on Reading Living Poem
"Thanks for the prompt, Joan!  I have attached the whole work in progress as a doc at the bottom of the table of contents page: http://thereadonwnc.ning.com/special/living-poem"
Sep 22
Joan Henehan replied to Joan Henehan's discussion on Reading Living Poem
"Is there a way from this website to print everything or might you send me such a document to bayjh@icloud.com?"
Sep 22

January 2014 Blog Posts (19)

Tidal Pools

My second novel, Tidal Pools, has been released by Holladay House Publishing. I look forward to seeing my friends in the WNC area this spring and summer as we launch our promotion of the new novel. Hope to see you all soon.

Added by Lawrence Thackston on January 28, 2014 at 9:39pm — No Comments

My Mama Is a Demon Essay Published

I've had a personal essay, "My Mama Is a Demon," published here. Appreciate it if y'all would check it out.

Added by Caralyn Davis on January 28, 2014 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Tommy Hays leads workshop Feb. 22

Award-Winning Author Tommy Hays Leads Creative Prose Workshop February 22

from press release 

Tommy Hays, author of What I Came to Tell You (EgmontUSA, 2013) and director of UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), will lead a creative prose workshop, “If You’re Afraid to Write About it, Write About It,” from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. This non-credit workshop from the GSWP will take place in Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum, on the campus.…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 28, 2014 at 11:59am — No Comments

Limestone Gumption by Bryan Robinson

Limestone Gumption mystery novel launch, Mar. 7

From press release

Bryan Robinson is thrilled to announce the release of his debut novel, Limestone Gumption (published by Five Star Publications), and to invite you to the book launch at Malaprops Bookstore and Cafe, 55 Haywood Street on Friday, March 7th from 6:30–10pm.

Recording artist, Matthew Alexander, will provide music, and Stephanie Wilder will cater the…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 28, 2014 at 11:54am — No Comments

New novel by Wiley Cash & appearances

Wiley Cash presents This Dark Road to Mercy

Wiley Cash's much anticipated second novel, after A Land More Kind Than Home, involves two young sisters, a wayward father, and an enemy determined to see him pay for his sins.

"When their mother dies unexpectedly," the book copy says, "twelve-year-old Easter Quillby and her six-year-old sister, Ruby, are shuffled into the foster…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 28, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Emancipation in NC--Freedom for All history exhibit in Old Fort

Emancipation exhibit travels to Mountain Gateway

In commemoration of the 1863 signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, a traveling exhibit of illustrated informational panels outlining the struggle for…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 23, 2014 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Young Adult Fiction Writers, Feb. 16

Writers at Home: Readings from Young Adult Fiction Writers

 

The Writers at Home spring series continues with readings by young adult fiction authors Alan Gratz and Monika Schröder. Both authors’ respective novels are historical fiction based on memoirs of World War II. This event is free and open to the public and begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville.

 

Gratz will…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 23, 2014 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Anarchist utopian at Firestorm, Mar 6

Utopia and the Anarchist Imagination

Firestorm Books & Cafe, 48 Commerce St, Asheville NC March 6th, 2014 at 8:00pm

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Anarchist author Margaret Killjoy is touring with his latest book, "A Country of Ghosts," an anarchist utopia. Join us for a presentation on utopia, how they can potentially

help inspire, without seeking to direct, revolutionary struggle.

Margaret Killjoy is the editor of …

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 23, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Dr. Moreau's beastly legacy lives with local author

Local Author Publishes Sequel to The Madman's Daughter

Megan Hansen Shepherd, originally from Brevard and now living in Asheville, announces the publication of her second Young Adult novel, Her Dark Curiosity.  A party to celebrate the book’s publication will be held at Highland Books in Brevard on Tuesday, January 28, 5 to 7 p.m. There will be refreshments as well as free bookmarks and other…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 15, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Breaking news in the lit world

A few stories of special interest

  • Gillian Flynn has changed the ending of Gone Girl for David Fincher's screen adaptation.  Read about it in Variety…
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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 14, 2014 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Buckminster Fuller one-man drama Feb. 1 2014

Bucky Fuller play at BMCMAC, Feb. 1

The event: R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE by D. W. JACOBS 

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 12, 2014 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Personal Accounts of Slavery in North Carolina

Paper back issue of N.C. slave narratives

(from publisher press release)

John F. Blair, Publisher's Real Voices, Real History™ series is comprised of true personal accounts from former slaves.  The series first started with the 1930s Works Progress Administration (WPA) slave narratives.

During the Depression,…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 12, 2014 at 2:48pm — No Comments

The Papers of Zebulon Vance, vol. 3

New volume of Vance papers out

The third volume in The Papers of Zebulon Baird Vance series is now available. The last eighteen months of Vance’s governorship at the end of the Civil War (1864-1865) are chronicled in the more than 200 letters and other documents transcribed and annotated in this volume.

Topics discussed include conscription, desertion, disaffection among North…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 12, 2014 at 2:28pm — No Comments

William Matthews Poetry Prize

Asheville Poetry Review poetry contest, Jan. 15 deadline

Final Judge for 2014Billy Collins





First Place: $1,000, publication in Asheville Poetry Review, and a featured reading at Malaprop’s Bookstore in…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 11, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Dora and Alexander Raynes Poetry Prize

Dora and Alexander Raynes Poetry Prize, Jan. 15, 2014 deadline …



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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 11, 2014 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Writers' Workshop Poetry Contest

Writers' Workshop of Asheville poetry contest, Feb. 28 deadline

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is sponsoring its 25th Annual Poetry Contest, open to any writer regardless of residence.

Deadline: Postmarked by Feb. 28, 2014.…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 11, 2014 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Doris Betts Fiction Prize

N.C. Writers' Network fiction contest, Feb. 15 2014 deadline

The 2014 Doris Betts Fiction Prize is now open for submissions. The Doris Betts Fiction Prize awards the first-place winner $250 and publication in the …

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 11, 2014 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition

N.C. Writers Network non-fiction contest, Jan. 17 deadline

Thanks to a generous donation from Rose Post’s family, the prize amounts that will be awarded for the top three entries in this contest have been increased: $200 for 3rd Place; $300 for 2nd Place; and $1,000 for 1st Place.

The winning entry will be considered for publication…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 11, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

8 self-published authors at Malaprop's January 12

Look who's coming to the self-published author gathering

at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe.

Sun. Jan. 12, 2014, 3 p.m.

Sheri Wren Haymore: author of A Higher Voice, novel about a failing rock superstar who experiences a new life as well haunting threats when he finds a good…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 10, 2014 at 12:31pm — No Comments

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