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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
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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
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
Oct 28
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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?"
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May 2011 Blog Posts (19)

An Uncivil Union: The Battle of Burnsville

Added by Britt Kaufmann on May 30, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Charles Fletcher's Memorial Day poem

I received the following poem from Read on WNC member, Charles Fletcher.  I call it a poem, and I added line breaks in a couple of places.

 

Remembering back - 1944

 
As I walk thru…
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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 30, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Should I Go or Should I Stay

 Should I Go or Should I Stay?                                              



I knocked on your door…

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Added by Bruce Hoch on May 25, 2011 at 2:03am — No Comments

Shine, by Lauren Myracle

Has anyone out there read Shine, the latest book by WNC-born author Lauren Myracle?  Lauren will be visiting in WNC in June and would like feedback  impressions from the book.

Added by Donald Myracle on May 23, 2011 at 11:24am — 1 Comment

River Music gets a look at the Spring Agents Conference

The Atlanta Writers Club held its Fourth Annual Spring Agents and Editors Conference this past weekend at the Airport Westin Hotel. It’s a chance for writers to present their most promising works before agents and editors seeking new material. Yesterday I pitched a young adult project I’m calling River Music. It went like this:

 

"Wally was 12 when his brother was washed away in an icy river. But it was Wally’s life that ended that day. His parents sent him off to live with his…

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Added by Ray Bearfield on May 22, 2011 at 10:26am — No Comments

Thank you Susan for a lovely article in the Citizen Times !  Read it here. Hope to see you at the Blue Ridge Book Fest on Saturday!

Thank you Susan for a lovely article in the Citizen Times !  Read it here.
Hope to see you…
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Added by Renea Winchester on May 20, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments

Leave me Alone Girl

Leave Me Alone Girl



Just leave me alone girl…Just leave me alone

I gave you my…

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Added by Bruce Hoch on May 20, 2011 at 1:04am — No Comments

Love and Hugs from Virginia

Love and Hugs from Virginia



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Added by Bruce Hoch on May 19, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

New Book by WNC-born Author Lauren Myracle

Lauren Myracle, well-known author of books for early, mid, and late teens, has a newly released book, Shine, that is set in Transylvania county.  This work of fiction for late teens and young adults involves themes of prejudice, poverty, drug use, and redemption as its heroine, Cat, endeavors to learn why and by whom her childhood friend Patrick was brutally beaten and left for dead tied to a gas pump at an isolated convenience store.  Along the way Cat must face her own traumatized…

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Added by Donald Myracle on May 18, 2011 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Serena

Serena is a great book! Funny and inciteful. Or am I thinking of the wrong book? Wrong writer? Or is "Serena" about the logging lady in the 1920s?

Added by Bill Branyon on May 18, 2011 at 10:03am — No Comments

Lost in the moment watching you

 

Lost In The Moment Watching You

 

Seeing…

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Added by Bruce Hoch on May 18, 2011 at 1:08am — No Comments

I thought I Knew

I thought I Knew

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Added by Bruce Hoch on May 17, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

Vinegar and Oil

These are song lyrics that I wrote for my creative writing class. The piece is supposed to be sung in a bluesy, soulful way, kind of like something Norah Jones or Ray Charles would sing.

 

Vinegar and Oil…



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Added by Bruce Hoch on May 13, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Missing You

 

Missing You



I saw the sunrise

And its beauty touched my soul

And of course…I thought of you

You’ve been on…

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Added by Bruce Hoch on May 12, 2011 at 2:46am — No Comments

The Red Bench



 

 

The Red Bench

Red is the color of passion

Red is the color of heat and fire

Red, to many, is the color of love

The color of the heart



Red is also the color of the…

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Added by Bruce Hoch on May 10, 2011 at 1:20am — No Comments

Where Do We Go From Here?

You broke my heart…

Girl…you messed with head

And now…you want me to let you in for more

Awwww babe, I should throw you out that freakin’ door

But…I won’t

Cause I know what you’ve been through babe

You’ve been a self-absorbed beauty with a proud…

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Added by Bruce Hoch on May 9, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A Cold November Day



A Cold November Day…



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Added by Bruce Hoch on May 7, 2011 at 12:36am — No Comments

Junior Historians win award for play about duel

Local Tar Heel Junior Historians win First Prize

The Smith-McDowell Chapter of the Tar Heel Junior Historians Association Chapter has won First Prize for its original play, “Over The Border: The Vance-Carson Duel.”  The award was presented at the state Tar Heel Junior Historians Association Convention on Friday, April 29, 2011 at the N.C. Museum of History in…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 5, 2011 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Planting Time

It's planting time: Click these links to read about the happening's in Billy's garden.

 

http://blogthefarm.wordpress.com

 

Botanical Interests, known as The place to order the best organic seeds around, has agreed to sponsor my free tomato seed give away. Post a comment on any blog post at http://blogthefarm.wordpress.com and be registered to win a free pack of…

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Added by Renea Winchester on May 3, 2011 at 7:26am — No Comments

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