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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
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
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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

April 2010 Blog Posts (13)

Smoky Mountain Rain





Smoky Mountain rain, fresh and clean, driven through the cracks and crevices



of the cold crystalline aquifers in the deepest dark far below our warm, sunny world.



This precious resource filled up the gargantuan canyons of Earth’s oceans eons ago;



long before we humans strutted the stage of creation.



It was and is the source of all life, a…

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Added by Chuck Connors on April 26, 2010 at 1:59pm — No Comments

What If?

‘Big men’ come and swoop down upon us



like hawks diving down on cowed, helpless mice.





They come, whether we want them to or not,



like bad weather or other natural disasters.





What if ‘big men’ didn’t come,



staying away and left us free and unmolested?…



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Added by Chuck Connors on April 26, 2010 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Sweet Surprise

A riot, an explosion, a conflagration of colors;



Spread across the land according to the laws of the Creator.





Brilliant yellows, dark forest greens, gentle pinks, and dazzling whites;



A collage of colors burst forth from the earth.





Every spring, life comes springing up like a colorful…

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Added by Chuck Connors on April 26, 2010 at 1:48pm — No Comments

guest blogging

Guest at Riding with the Top Down . . . cheesecake come callin'

Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 25, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Signing Secret Graces at Blue Ridge Books Osondu today at 1:00!

Hope to see you there - will be signing SG at 1:00 at the bookstore on main street in good old Waynesville. Always nervous about book signings - my head whirls with "will anyone show up?" lawd....

Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 17, 2010 at 8:17am — No Comments

DJM Writer's Group

We now have our website online and would like to invite everyone to drop in and check it out when you have time... the URL is www.djmwritersgroup.com

Thanks!
Dawn

Added by Dawn McCall on April 15, 2010 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Professor Releases "Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader's Guide"

UNC Asheville History Professor Grant Hardy has released "Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader's Guide" (Oxford University Press, April 2010) to positive reviews. The work provides a thorough literary analysis of the religious text, especially focusing on its narrative structure, the style of its main writers and the characterizations of its principal characters. Publishers Weekly, which gave the book a starred review, said, "This will be a classic work in the field of Mormon studies for… Continue

Added by UNC Asheville on April 15, 2010 at 10:16am — No Comments

Appalachian Writers

(Photo by Valorie Luhr)

It's been three years since I first met Glenda Beall. We submitted one of Chitter's poems to a Poetry Contest for children-Chitter didn't win a prize-but through the contest we won a…

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Added by Tipper on April 13, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

"Real Nascar" - What I'm reading now

"Real Nascar; White Lightning, Red Clay and Big Bill France" by Dan Pierce is a great history of Nascar. I've never been to a race but I've heard so much about Nascar that I had to read about it.

Check out Pierce's blog at http://www.realnascar.com

Danny Bernstein http://www.hikertohiker.com

Added by Danny Bernstein on April 9, 2010 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Vigilant Gray Cat


Tree swallows, Blue birds, and little Finches hop around;
A couple of Starlings fighting at a feeder.
While under them, hiding, hungry in the grass;
A vigilant gray cat waits for his chance.

Chuck Connors, April 3, 2010

Added by Chuck Connors on April 7, 2010 at 2:32am — No Comments

My mother took a trip to a dude ranch in Colorado back in 1939


She wrote an account of her adventures and took pictures while horseback roaming the high country of Colorado.

I posted her writings and some of her photos on

http://triptoaduderanch.blogspot.com

Please take a look and let me know what you think...

thanks

Added by HOLLIS WILLIAMS on April 6, 2010 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Radio Interview: The Writer's Show

Sunday was the live stream of The Writer's Show, but it is now available to listen to, if anyone should want to listen!

The Writer's Show with Joan Hetzler - Interviewing Kat Magendie

Thank you for your interest!

Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 6, 2010 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Tomorrow - radio show "The Writer's Show"

Tomorrow at 1:00, I'll be on a radio show at WAWL "The Writer's Show" --

It'll be available after that as well. Tomorrow's show is a live stream, but it's also easter!

http://www.wawl.org/

Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 3, 2010 at 8:17pm — No Comments

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