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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"
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 2010 Blog Posts (9)

Blue Ridge Book Fest this weekend!

Looking forward to it and to seeing you there! Last year was such a wonderful event - I'm excited to be an "exhibiting author" this year!

Added by Kathryn Magendie on May 31, 2010 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Blue Ridge Bookfest next Friday and Saturday, June 4 and 5

Come to the Blue Ridge Bookfest on Friday and Saturday June 4 - 5 at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock. I'm one of 50 book exhibitors.

Lots of informative and inspirational…

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Added by Danny Bernstein on May 29, 2010 at 8:50pm — 1 Comment

Masha Hamilton Events in AVL & Hendo

Foreign correspondent and novelist Masha Hamilton, author of The Camel Bookmobile and 31 Hours, is coming to Asheville for several events in June.



Writing Workshop

On Thursday, June 3rd, Masha will conduct a free writing workshop at Malaprop’s in Asheville. The workshop, “From Fact to Fiction” will discuss how to use real life to jump-start or deepen your fiction. Writers should bring pen and paper, and be prepared to do some writing exercises. The workshop begins at… Continue

Added by Rich Rennicks on May 24, 2010 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

REVIEW OF NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST NOVEL

Devil’s Dream



Madison Smartt Bell



Pantheon books



$26.95





Reviewed by David Madden





April is poetry month. If “April is the cruelest month,” as T. S. Eliot said in his poem ‘The Wasteland,” it is appropriate that we observe April as also Civil War History Month.…

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Added by David Madden on May 22, 2010 at 2:29pm — 1 Comment

No 6 in Asheville Cit Times Top Twenty WNC books!

I was surprised and of course delighted to see my book Tender Graces on the list in last Sunday's paper, much less to see it at No 6!



And, though I hate touting a big monster, I can't help but be pleased to be on the Amazon Kindle Bestsellers in LIterary fiction - on the Number 1 spot no less - with Kathryn Stocketts The Help as Number 2 -- although, we have switched and she is No 1 and I No 2--and so it goes.



But I'm also No 9 in over all genres on Kindle.



I've… Continue

Added by Kathryn Magendie on May 22, 2010 at 10:06am — No Comments

Blacksnake

Blacksnake livin’ in the pottin’ shed



hangin’ from the rafters just fine,



in walks a lady spots the Blacksnake,



screaming and hollering “oh my.”





Poor old Blacksnake just hangin’ there,



not hurtin’ nobody in the world.



Seems some folks don’t like no…

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Added by Chuck Connors on May 21, 2010 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Today at Malaprops UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program

I'm going to go support our writers at 3 - Malaprops - UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program ... I've not seen this publication yet and excited to hear our local writers read and get a look at the pub.

Hope to see you there!

Added by Kathryn Magendie on May 16, 2010 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Mountain Writers & Blue Ridge Book Fest

I so enjoyed speaking to/with the Mountain Writer's writing group last night - what a great group of writers/people!

Next up is the Blue Ridge Book Fest on June 4/5 - hope to see y'all there!

Added by Kathryn Magendie on May 12, 2010 at 8:21am — No Comments

Family of Arthur Edwin Guest and Dorothy Galloway Guest

Today I received a rather large package from Iowa that contains old photos of the family of Arthur Edwin Guest and wife, Dorothy Galloway Guest, along with old letters and other misc papers.

Arthur died in 1994 in Buncombe County and Dorothy died in 1969 in Buncombe County. From census records they were in Iowa up until 1930... then they are found living in New Jersey. I am not sure when they came to Buncombe County.

I would like to find living descendants of this couple, or…

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Added by Dawn McCall on May 10, 2010 at 12:42pm — No Comments

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