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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

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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
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
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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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March 2012 Blog Posts (12)

Author Scott Huler at WCU and in Sylva April 13

Author Scott Huler to lecture April 13 at WCU and in Sylva

from press release

               

Award-winning author Scott Huler will lecture Friday, April 13, at Western Carolina University and the Jackson County Public Library in recognition of National Library Week. 

 

Huler will discuss the importance of research and libraries at 10:30 a.m. in the A.K. Hinds University Center…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on March 30, 2012 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Naked and Hungry is Reviewed in the Greensboro News & Record!

Naked and Hungry is reviewed in the March 18 edition of the Greensboro News & Record! Read about this and more: http://ning.it/HnlvQ9

Added by Ashley Memory on March 29, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

A Life Changing Moment is said to be inspiring to other writers

 I was delighted when Robert Brewer, content editor for Writers Digest, posted my essay.

http://robertleebrewer.blogspot.com/2012/03/never-too-late-to-change-life-life.html

 and surprised when NCWN posted the link on their blog, White Cross School.…

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Added by Glenda Council Beall on March 25, 2012 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Environmentaliost churches--launch of book by WWC teacher, Apr. 26

Book Launch for Sacred Acts: How Churches are Working to Protect Earth’s Climate by Mallory McDuff

The Cathedral of All Souls in Biltmore Village will host a book launch celebration for Sacred Acts, Thurs., Apr. 26, 6 p.m.…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on March 25, 2012 at 10:04am — No Comments

Malaprop's Sunday afternoon

Just home from a speaking engagement in PA, and a visit with my wonderful 90-year-old mother in Ohio, and re-bonding with my sweet "kidney sister," Carole, in New Jersey. Join us at Malaprop's in Asheville at 3:00 PM this Sunday afternoon for an interactive event/reading/book signing. 

Forgiveness is the scent of the violet on the heel that has crushed it.                         --Mark Twain

Added by Judith Toy on March 20, 2012 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Three writers about the Smokies come together at Malaprop's, Apr. 5

Friends of the Smokies Presents “Books to Take Backpacking”

 

History, poetry, and children’s literature inspired by the Great Smoky Mountains will be featured in “Books to Take Backpacking,” presented by the Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Historian Margaret Brown, poet Thomas Rain Crowe, and children’s author Ann Clayton will read from their works, 3 p.m., Sunday, Apr. 5, at Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café, 55 Haywood…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on March 19, 2012 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Amazon is going after publishers & Apple in court to protect its undercuttinhg

Letter from Scott Turow, Pres. of Authors' Guild, to Its Members, Mar. 9. 2012 
 
Yesterday's reports that the Justice Department may be near filing an antitrust lawsuit against five large trade book publishers and Apple is grim news for everyone who cherishes a rich literary culture.
 
The Justice Department has been investigating whether those publishers colluded in adopting a new model,…
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Added by Rob Neufeld on March 9, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

TUCKASEEGEE CHRONICLES

The Tuckaseegee Chronicles

Historical Novels of the Great Smoky Mountains

 

BITTERSWEET FREEDOM IN A FAR LAND

Book One (1750)

 

A WEE PORTAL THROUGH TIME

Book Two (1750)

 

CAMPHOR AND VIOLETS

Book Three (1750)

 

IN THE SHADOW OF EDEN

Book Four (1750)

 

WHERE TURTLES SLEEP

Book Five…

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Added by Betty Cloer Wallace on March 8, 2012 at 10:34am — No Comments

SLAVERS, RUM, AND CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS: Book Ten of the Tuckaseegee Chronicles

*****Now available on Amazon Kindle*****



SLAVERS, RUM, AND CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS: Book Ten of the Tuckaseegee Chronicles (Historical Novels of the Great Smoky Mountains, 1750-1764)



In Book Ten, slave dealers John Elliott and Yellow Jacket threaten Mairy at the MacNeill Settlement; Ruary becomes involved in an illegal whisky trade leading to great misfortune for his cousin and partner Pinckney MacDougall; Redwing gives birth to baby Walahu; a…

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Added by Betty Cloer Wallace on March 8, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments

NCWN Spring Conference in Greensboro April 28

The N.C. Writers’ Network 2012 Spring Conference is at  UNC-Greensboro in the Elliott University Center, April 28, from 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.



The annual event, co-sponsored by UNC-Greensboro’s creative writing program, draws…
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Added by Rob Neufeld on March 6, 2012 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Amazonitis Strikes!

#94 on the Best Jewish American Fiction list as of this morning - City of Slaughter releases March 10th! http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/books/16004751/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_b_1_4_last#5

Added by Cynthia Drew on March 5, 2012 at 1:12pm — No Comments

South Carolina reenactors like A Passel of Hate

"A Passel of Hate" captured the true essence of the war in the backcountry during the Revolutionary War.  The main character, Jacob Godley, was treat.  "A Passel of Hate" ranks right up there with any of Allen Eckert's or Kenneth Roberts historical novels.  Every arm-chair historian should have "A Passel of Hate" in their library.

 ---John Moss

    Captain, South Carolina Independent Rangers

Added by Joe Epley on March 1, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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