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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
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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
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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
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
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Joan Henehan replied to Joan Henehan's discussion on Reading Living Poem
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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?"
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February 2012 Blog Posts (16)

2011 Count of Male vs. Female Publishing Stats

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts has posted its 2011 breakdown of men vs. women publishing in and being reviewed by major magazines. Review the bleak statistics here: 

http://www.vidaweb.org/the-count

Added by Caralyn Davis on February 28, 2012 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Show Me, Rosie! hits Shelves this Spring

The newest title form Star Route Books, Show Me, Rosie! - Missouri’s working women in the Second World War will make its debut in March at the State Conference of the Missouri State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (MSSDAR).…

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Added by Claire Halsey on February 21, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The Greatest Quotations from Sporting Literature

GREAT SPORTING QUOTES--NEW BOOK BY CASADA AND SPORTING CLASSIC MAGAZINE

Passages:  The Greatest Quotations from Sporting Literature:

A compilation of wisdom and wit from the world of the outdoors. Published as part of the celebration of Sporting Classics magazine’s 30th anniversary, 

The excerpts were chosen by co-editors Chuck Wechsler, the Editor and Publisher of Sporting Classics, and Jim Casada, the magazine’s Editor at…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 19, 2012 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Winter by C.B. Cole premieres at City Lights, Feb 24

C.B. Cole at City Lights with coming-of-age story

Jackson…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 19, 2012 at 1:59pm — No Comments

The Rose & Thorn

We've changed Rose & Thorn Journal to a semi-annual (2x a year) journal. Our spring issue will go live May 15, and our fall November 15. There's more detail, plus our Back Story series, on our R&T Blog.

 

We've also added a new Art Gallery- our new Art…

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Added by Kathryn Magendie on February 19, 2012 at 9:32am — 2 Comments

Love the new look

Am loving the new look here on our pages at The Read!

 

 

Added by Kathryn Magendie on February 19, 2012 at 9:28am — No Comments

John Inscoe regional history scholar at key lecture, Mar 24

WNC HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION CIVIL WAR LECTURE SERIES



The WNC Historical Association, NC Center for Creative Retirement, and the Zebulon Baird Vance Birthplace State Historic Site are co-sponsoring a three-part lecture series on the Civil War In The Mountains. The speakers are some of the most distinguished scholars on Appalachian history. Topics for the series are loosely based on subjects covered in John Inscoe's War, Race and Remembrance.    



This final lecture…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 17, 2012 at 11:26am — No Comments

Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, reads at UNCA Feb 23

 

            “No names carved for the Native Guards,” Trethewey muses in her poem, “Elegy for the Native Guards.”   She’s thinking about the African American soldiers who had held the Federal fort and POW prison on Ship Island, off the coast of…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 17, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments

Lisa Alther's new novel, Washed in the Blood

  • Alther reads from her new novel, “Washed in the Blood,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, Asheville, 7 p.m., Friday (251-6734).

 

For her sixth novel, “Washed in the Blood,” Kingsport, Tenn.-raised author Lisa Alther explores Melungeon heritage in a multi-generational saga.

Microsoft Word spellcheck does not recognize the word, “Melungeon,” but to people in Appalachia, it reaches deep into interracial history.

Building from “Kinflicks,” her…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 16, 2012 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

New edition of History of African Americans in NC

New edition from NC Archives & History covers history through 2008



Originally published in 1992, A…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 13, 2012 at 12:02am — No Comments

Pat Riviere-Seel comes to Coffee with the Poets

February's Coffee with the Poet features Pat Riviere-Seel, a friend who graced my poetry class in the Great Smokies Writing Workshop several years ago. Pat has become a vibrant presence in our North Carolina Literary community, offer her talents and her time to her readers and the literary organizations that help draw us all together. Please join us at City Lights Bookstore on Feb. 16 at 10:30 to meet Pat and listen to her read and talk about her work. Our gatherings are always informal and,…

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Added by Kathryn Stripling Byer on February 12, 2012 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Women in Contemporary Art--leading critic Eleanor Heartney in town

Award-winning Arts Writer Eleanor Heartney to Speak about Contemporary Art and Women Artists

in Cullowhee, March 5; Asheville…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 12, 2012 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Gary Carden's one-act play, Coy, Feb. 16 and 23, benefits Liar's Bench

Liars Bench Presents Benefit Performances Of “Coy” At WCUs Mountain

Heritage Center.”



The “Dramatic performance of “Coy” to be centerpiece of two Liars Bench benefit shows.”

Gary Carden of The Liars Bench, a two-year old program featuring authentic traditional Southern Appalachian storytelling, music, poetry, and drama, has announced that the show's

February performances will be a benefit for the…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 3, 2012 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Pulitzer Prized Poet Trethewey at UNCA Feb. 23

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Natasha Trethewey to Read at UNC Asheville

from UNCA press release

 

Natasha Trethewey, one of America’s most acclaimed poets and a compelling speaker, reads and talks in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall, 7 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 23, . This event is free and open to the public.

Trethewey won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Native Guard (2006, Houghton Mifflin). The title poem of this collection recalls one…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 1, 2012 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Reader Views Review of Three Gifts

 

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Austin, Texas 78746-6700

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Three Gifts

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Added by Mary Flinn on February 1, 2012 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Juniper Bends Literary Reading

 
Our next Juniper Bends Reading will be on Friday February 10 at 7pm at Downtown Books and News with readings by:

Kate Zambreno (whose novel Green Girl was recently released by Emergency Press…
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Added by Mesha Maren on February 1, 2012 at 2:50pm — No Comments

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