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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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May 2009 Blog Posts (15)

Better Late Than Never has received 3 Great Reviews!

Writing is my biggest passion and I love it when people enjoy my work. Better Late Than Never has received 3 Great Book Reviews! Check out the Reviews!


Happy Reading!
Stephanie Morris

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on May 30, 2009 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Rob's review of the Corpse Walker

Great review, comparisons and insight into storytellers everywhere. I will be sure to look for the book next time in a bookstore. Thanks for doing this.

Added by Wendy Dingwall on May 27, 2009 at 11:22am — No Comments

Civil War Letters 1



In the early 80's an old homeplace beside a TVA Lake was purchased by the Stines Family. Historical details of the house:



*Built in 1882 by the Patton family

*Holt Patton was 6 mos. old when the house was built by his parents

*Holt was raised in the house

*Holt married Luola Penland-and they raised their family in the house

*After the death of her husband, Patience Mahalia Moore Penland (Luola's mother) came to… Continue

Added by Tipper on May 26, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

George Masa research blog created

Back in 1999 I began a research and production effort that led to the making of The Mystery of George Masa documentary film. With it's release in 2002 to the PBS system the 86 minute film aired in about 40% of the United States. This year, a one-hour version will be released to the PBS system to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Masa's inclusion in Ken Burns' new film The National Parks: America's Best Idea.



With the expectation that many… Continue

Added by Paul Bonesteel on May 25, 2009 at 10:06am — No Comments

Propositioned

I would like to invite everyone to come check out my Free short story Propositioned. You will love Kristina and Robert's story.



Blurb:

Kristina Ward is looking for a fresh start. She has just gotten out of a relationship with a married man who also had children. She would have never guess a woman as intelligent as her would miss the warning signs of his deception. But she had. There was nothing like a heartbreak to make a woman reevaluate her life. Too bad… Continue

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on May 23, 2009 at 10:59am — No Comments

My Amazing Cousin Sally

 

The above photo is Sally and her mother Mamie, and young sister Betty.

 

Two Sally Cousins

Sally and Bennett in about 2003 And… Continue

Added by Sallie on May 22, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How did we get all this land?

Hi: I'll be at Malaprops Bookstore on Friday May 22 to give a slide show on North Carolina's Hiking Heritage.

How did we get all this recreation land to hike in? Some was sold, some was given away, some was protected....



As I wrote as a comment to the last post, enjoying our parks and forests is one of the cheapest entertainment there is. Why go to an amusement park when the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Pisgah Forests are the…

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Added by Danny Bernstein on May 20, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Economic Downturn Causes A Resurgence In Old Time Ways



Over the past few days the Blind Pig group has been discussing how reusing, repurposing, and recycling can be good for the environment-and good for the pocket book. The downturn in the economy has caused a need for thriftiness in most households-which has resulted in a resurgence of lifestyles that hearken from an earlier time.



The "backyard chicken" phenomenon is on the rise across the… Continue

Added by Tipper on May 16, 2009 at 8:27am — 2 Comments

Better Late Than Never is a Bestseller!

When I first began my journey I wasn't sure where I would end up. Well . . . my book Better Late Than Never was released April 10, 2009 and has been the number one best-selling novel with my publisher since. This is very exciting news to me! I look forward to the rest of The Smith Sister Trilogy being released as well as my future works. If you haven't picked up your copy of Better Late Than Never here is your chance.…





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Added by Author Stephanie Morris on May 13, 2009 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Blue Ridge Book & Author Show Case in Flat Rock

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed this book fest. I was completely surprised that this was their first gathering. Well done!



I only hope I will be a part of it next year, as an author, in some capacity.



Gary Carden is a jewel. Can I now say that I have a big ole crush on Mr. Carden (teehee). He always looks as if he's just about to give you a big old wink, but doesn't - which is why I like that better - the promise of a big old wink without the actual doing of… Continue

Added by Kathryn Magendie on May 11, 2009 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Crafts for Children

Hello,

My name is Doris Anne Beaulieu and I’d like to this time to talk to mail order companies and parents.

To parents I have a wonderful craft book for your child to give his or her teacher at the end of the school year. My Easy and Inexpensive Holiday Classroom Crafts for Teachers book is truly a gift that will forever keep giving from year to year, holiday after holiday. It’s a craft book for developing creative minds. This book will tell you what items you will need for each… Continue

Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on May 11, 2009 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Rain Barrels



Over the past few years rain barrels have become popular with both home gardeners and folks who are interested in water conservation. The south-including my area has experienced severe drought over the past few years too.



A month or so ago The Deer Hunter and I were cleaning up around the house-trying to get rid of stuff we no longer need or truthfully stuff we never needed in the first place.



The Deer Hunter used the blue… Continue

Added by Tipper on May 11, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Better Late Than Never has received a glowing review!

Better Late Than Never has received a glowing review! Check it out!
Better Late Than Never Book Review

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on May 9, 2009 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Too much to do and not enough time to write

I seem to have trouble getting to this site as often as I'd like. I manage along with Kay Byer, the Netwest Writers site and two personal blogs, the latest being The Way I See It,

and I find myself up at three in the AM on the computer.

Blogs can be addictive. I don't just mean the writing but the reading of so many others.

I don't know how people do it all and have any other life.



Now I've tried Facebook, I'm told we need… Continue

Added by Glenda on May 6, 2009 at 3:28am — 1 Comment

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 7



Time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test.



Decoration

Dinner

Dodger

Druthers

Dreckly/Directly






Decoration-putting flowers on graves. "Next Sunday is Decoration up at Bethel Baptist-are you going?"

Dinner-lunch. "Pap fixed fried taters and cornbread for dinner today."

Dodger-a piece of baked bread. "All the boy… Continue

Added by Tipper on May 5, 2009 at 9:29am — 3 Comments

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