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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
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
"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 2012 Blog Posts (11)

Storyteller does nature woman show for Muddy Sneakers, June 2

The Wild One: An Evening Salon with Frannie Oates, Bard

Frannie Oates, award-winning actress, writer, educator and storyteller shares how the WNC mountains have been a refuge and inspiration.  A native of Asheville, NC she has called Henderson County her home for the past twenty-plus years. Many remember her performance last year as Daisy Werthan in Hendersonville Little Theatre’s Driving Miss…
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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 27, 2012 at 1:40pm — No Comments

History Press to publish my MST book

Hi to my writing and walking friends:

 

Just want to let you know that my book Walking the Mountains-to-Sea Trail: A 1000 miles through North Carolina will be published by the History Press next year.

 

It's a tight deadline but I'm thrilled.

 

Danny

Added by Danny Bernstein on April 26, 2012 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2012

The LAT Book Prizes were awarded April 20 to:

 

Novel: Alex Shakar, Luminarium

Mystery/Thriller: Stephen King, 11/22/63

First Fiction: Ismet Prcic, Shards Young Adult: Pete Hautman, The Big Crunch

Biography: John A. Farrell, Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned

Current Interest: Daniel…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 26, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments

Another chapter of THE MONEY TREE!

 

I thought I would give you another sample chapter from my novel, THE MONEY TREE, an action-adventure chase set right here in WNC.

 

To remind you, here's the synopsis from the book jacket:

 

Tom and Huck take on The Sopranos! Set in the wilds of Western North Carolina – near historic COLD MOUNTAIN –  the story turns on two teen brothers' chance discovery of…

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Added by Sam Mills on April 24, 2012 at 2:49am — No Comments

Gloria Houston receives honor, gives talk Apr. 27

Award from Women's Clubs to Gloria Houston

Author Gloria Houston has been selected as the Lucy Bramlette Patterson Author by the General Federated Women’s Clubs of North Carolina for the body of her work.  She will present the Bramlette Patterson address at the North Carolina State Convention in Greensboro on Friday. 27 April. 

The Lucy Bramlette…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 22, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Tea Time Recipes Available Again

The much sought-after Dirty Fingers Garden Club cookbook, Tea Time Recipes, originally published in 2004 and out of print for many years, is available once again! Now you can learn how to make such delicacies as Cherry-and-Cream Scones, Strawberry Pound Cake, and Lavender Blueberry Soup.

The DFGC meets at (and owns) the "Meeting House" in Piney Creek. The…

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Added by Claire Halsey on April 21, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Liars Bench show, April 19, presents story of last Swain County hanging

Liars Bench Presents Hangman, Hangman Slack Your Rope

at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center, April 19

(from April 12, 2012 press release.  Contact: Gary Carden    gcarden498@aol.com    Carl Iobst    828.269.7844.)

The unjust hanging of Jack Lambert to be centerpiece of second Balsam Chronicles show

 

Gary Carden of The Liars…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 13, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments

Blue Ridge Bookfest, May 18-19, features Kostova program, lotsa authors, and workshops

4th Annual Book Festival in Flat Rock offers keynotes, workshops, and book fair

 

The Blue Ridge Bookfest, May 18- 19,  in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, features:

 

An author show with Elizabeth Kostova and emcee Rob Neufeld, May 18, 6:30 p.m. (Ticketed receprtion precedes at 5:30.)

A talk by Kostova, 1 p.m., May 19.

Presentations by Joseph Bathanti, Georgia Bonesteel, Wayne Caldwell, and…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 10, 2012 at 10:44am — 2 Comments

Publishing - Bah or Ahhhh...?

Learning to write is just one of the things you learn when you sit down to do this. Learning what comes next is part of it, too. The highs and lows of acceptance, rejection, politics, timing and team work. To wit:

News from a new publisher this morning--the folks who're publishing Stealing First, a YA baseball novel I co-wrote with my sister (baseball fan and screenwriter) Joan Golden. The proofs have been put on hold again.…

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Added by Cynthia Drew on April 3, 2012 at 11:18am — 2 Comments

Difference in paper between self-published and traditionally published books

Question??

I've noticed that self-published books are always printed on hospital white paper.

Books by traditional publishers are on cream or slightly tinted paper.

This seems to be true even if the self-published book has been thoughtfully edited

and is of high quality.

 

Any idea as to why?

Danny Bernstein 

www.hikertohiker.com

Added by Danny Bernstein on April 3, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments

Book discussion series at Haywood County Library

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT @ HAYWOOD COUNTY LIBRARY

from press release 

This spring and summer Haywood County Library offers two Let’s Talk About It series.  Last summer when Dr. Merritt Moseley led two of our book discussions, we found out that he has a special interest in Jane Austen and we found out that many of you would like to do an Austen series.  So Dr. Moseley is creating a series for the NC Humanities and…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 1, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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