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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

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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
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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
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
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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"
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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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March 2010 Blog Posts (12)

Used and Specialty Bookstore Coming to Hendersonville, North Carolina

I am excited to announce that I am opening a used and specialty bookstore called Joy of Books in Hendersonville, North Carolina in the Kanuga Cottage District, 302 Davis Street (just past the busy bend in Hendersonville).

Joy of Books is an independent used book seller that sells all types of used books and features everything Western North Carolina and the South.

The Grand Opening is April 1 with a ribbon cutting ceremony @ 4:00 followed by light Hors d'oeuvres…

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Added by Joye McGinnis on March 24, 2010 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Cold Rains of Spring



The cold rains of spring come every year;

Driving down from the heavens,

Flashing from the dark cloud masses,

Creating a muddy mess of bogs, puddles, and torrential streams.



Humans hunched over against the gusts scurry about

Encased in Gore-Tex and plastic grimacing at the windy wetness.

Cars and trucks driving on dirt roads and grass driveways,

Spinning tires helplessly boring tracks into the sodden turf.



Cold winds whip the rain into a… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on March 21, 2010 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Radio Show, Lit Chat, Blue Ridge Books Osondu, Blue Ridge Book Festival, Book Tour site

I'm driving to Tennessee to do The Writer's Show on Wednesday - to air in April. I hope there will be a podcast to link to!

Then in May I'm doing LitChat .

Going to have my first reading for Secret Graces at Blue Ridge Osondu Books on April 17 (not sure what time yet)

In June, looking forward to the Blue Ridge Book Festival June 4-5 in Flat Rock.

There's a great source called Book Tour where you can…

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Added by Kathryn Magendie on March 21, 2010 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Garden Folklore From Appalachia

A recent comment left on the Blind Pig & the Acorn by B. Ruth got me to thinking about all the old folklore I've heard about the garden and about the outdoors in general.

  • Never plant vegetables that sound alike together. Think potato and tomato. (Pap told me that one)
  • Never say thank you if someone shares their flowers or plant cuttings with you-if you do the…
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Added by Tipper on March 17, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Siba Nominations: Tender Graces on the list! yayyY!

I feel happy because I'm on the long list for the 2010 Siba Awards ... well, I'm not exactly, but my book Tender Graces is.



I feel honored to be listed by others out there - like, Pat Conroy, Kathyrn Stockett, Fred Chappel, Rebecca Wells, Jill McCorkle, etc.



*smiling*

So, win or not win, TG was nominated by independent booksellers and that makes me feel…

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Added by Kathryn Magendie on March 9, 2010 at 11:44am — No Comments

Tar heel Roots in Sedro Woolley Washington



I am a transplanted "Tar heel". I have never forgotten my Western North Carolina roots, and although I have lived in California for a good portion of my life, I still consider Western North Carolina as "home."

In August of 1981, after my Dad's memorial service, a group of family members went out to eat at a family style restaurant in…

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Added by Sallie on March 8, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

75TH. ANNIVERSARY MEETING CCC'S IN SMOKEY MOUNTAIND

http://www.blip.tv/file/2978552 75th. ANNIVERSARY OF CCCs DVD

OPEN WEB SITE ABOVE TO VIEW DVD

Added by CHARLES C FLETCHER on March 8, 2010 at 3:42pm — No Comments

when it rains . . .

My publishers have decided that "the graces" -the virginia kate sagas- should be more than 3 books . . . perhaps 4 or 5 . . . so I best get busy *laughing*



secret graces will be out in April 2010 - the second in the books. But, Bellebooks/Bell Bridge Books have decided to publish another of my novels in November 2010 -Sweetie. The first plans were to publish Sweetie later next year, but . . . well, they changed their minds!



Sweetie is set in western North Carolina, in a… Continue

Added by Kathryn Magendie on March 6, 2010 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Angelina Jolie as Serena?

There's a joke whose punch line goes like this "One of our boys did it".

Ron Rash's Serena may be made into a film with Angelina Jolie as Serena.

http://www.entertainmentandshowbiz.com/angelina-jolie-and-darren-aronofsky-in-talks-for-serena-a-novel-2010030238836

Whether or not, she actually comes through, just the buzz is…

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Added by Danny Bernstein on March 3, 2010 at 10:56am — No Comments

"Asheville" by W. Cotten Dowing

[The following poem is the last written by the able pen of our deceased friend and former countryman, Mr. W. Cotten Downing. It was first published in the Asheville Evening Journal Feb., 28 [1890], and finding, as all his writings did, such a warm reception from the people, it was called back and appeared again the next day in the same paper. We do not produce it as an average specimen of the poetical talent of this true Southern gentleman who loved the Sunny South, but who now lies cold in…

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Added by Rick Frederick on March 1, 2010 at 4:46pm — No Comments

See What Attracted Me!

Giant bulldozers cut across contour lines;



Up and down hillsides, slicing through the forest mat;



Grinding and crushing the bones of the mountains.



“See what attracted me!”





Cutting back hillsides, leveling out home sites;



Raw red earth spilling into streams;…



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Added by Chuck Connors on March 1, 2010 at 2:18pm — No Comments

D's Roundtable Radio Show

D’S ROUNDTABLE RADIO SHOW





· Do you have a hot topic to talk about that people need to hear about?…



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Added by Deborah on March 1, 2010 at 7:27am — No Comments

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