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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

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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
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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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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"
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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 2012 Blog Posts (13)

Civil War Novels for Lets Talk about It Discussion at Haywood Library

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT

NOVELS OF THE CIVIL WAR:  AMERICA’S GREATEST CONFLICT

press release from Haywood County Library

Haywood County Friends of the Library selected the Civil War subject to go along with a traveling exhibition.  Kathy Olsen has planned a Barbara Bates Smith performance as well.

Sometimes historical facts alone are not enough to evoke the truth of the past.  Perhaps this is what Walt Whitman meant about the Civil War…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 29, 2012 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Author and pianist-singer-songwriter Dave Turner publishes new eBook Billy Ray's Chevrolet And Other Writings and Photographs From A Southern Appalachian Valley

Asheville-based author, pianist and singer-songwriter Dave Turner has just published his new eBook Billy Ray's Chevrolet And Other Writings And Photographs From A Southern Appalachian Valley. It's a collection of writings and photographs inspired by growing up and living in a Southern Appalachian Valley…

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Added by Dave Turner on May 26, 2012 at 11:22am — 2 Comments

Historic Marion Manufacturing Mill exhibit

Historical Exhibit on Marion Manufacturing to Open at UNC Asheville

 

From press release, May 21, 2012, UNC Asheville News Services, 828/251-6526 or news@unca.edu



“Woven Together: Marion Manufacturing and McDowell County,” a Western North Carolina traveling exhibition telling the story of the Marion Manufacturing textile mill, will open on June 4 in Blowers Gallery in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library.

Marion Manufacturing employed more than 600…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 21, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

"Reflections From The Mountains" Anthology Launched!

Just finished our anthology's book launch and 1st book signing at the Union Co. Library in Blairsville, GA. "Reflections From The Mountains" is now on sale as a softback, 312 pg anthology of 30 authors and members of the Georgia Mountain Writers Club. We produced it as a celebration of our 10th Anniversary in the Tri-State mountian area of GA/NC/TN.

We know you will enjoy every page of prose and poetry, in addition to many graphics and photos. Throughout the book you will also enjoy…

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Added by RhondaKay Brigman on May 19, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

Jeff Shaara - inspiration to all authors

Historical novelist Jeff Shaara helped Charlotte, NC, celebrate the anniversary of the signing of Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence back on May 20, 1775. He held his audience spellbound as he talked at length about his research and writing style in producing numerous books about the American Revolution, the Civil War and World War II. Jeff didn't start writing until in his 40s and after his father, Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Shaara died.

The senior Shaara won…

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Added by Joe Epley on May 18, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments

Blue Ridge Outdoors to feature "Jumpoff" climb

I took two folks from Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine up the route featured in my mystery novel, "Murder at the Jumpoff." The article will appear in BRO's July issue. I'll read from my book and talk about off-trail hiking at Malaprop's May 27 at 3:00.…

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Added by Jenny Bennett on May 18, 2012 at 9:17am — No Comments

Blue Ridge Book Fest

This is our first time out with a book fair. We are renting half a table. You'll see our big poster at the Blue Ridge Book Fest in Flat Rock, this Friday and Saturday -- Murder as a Call to Love. Come by our table and let's talk about the new surge of small local presses. I'd like to interview you for an article I'm putting together, possibly for MountainX.

Added by Judith Toy on May 17, 2012 at 2:43pm — 2 Comments

"A Passel of Hate" is Editor's Choice in Historical Novel Review

The review of "A Passel of Hate" from the Historical Novel Review reads in part:



"Epley does a thrillingly effective job fleshing out his many characters (there are no one-dimensional heroes—or villains—here), and he lavishes attention on the kinds of real-world details too many historical novelists gloss over—readers will learn as much about trail rations and camp organization as about higher political ideology, and Epley’s undemonstratively evocative prose and tightly…

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Added by Joe Epley on May 14, 2012 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Juniper Bends Literary Reading

Join us this Friday for an evening of readings by poets and prose writers Abigail DeWitt, Anne Maren-Hogan, M. Owens and Mesha Maren!

This Friday May 11th at 7pm at Downtown Books and News at 67 N Lexington Ave…

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Added by Mesha Maren on May 6, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Jargon Society incorporated into Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center

The Jargon Society now a part of the BMC Museum + Arts Center 

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center announced, Apr. 23, that the Jargon Society, the highly significant small-press publisher founded in 1951 by Jonathan Williams (Asheville native, Black Mountain College alumnus, poet, publisher and photographer) is now under the museum’s auspices.…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 4, 2012 at 11:56am — No Comments

Brevard author wins Nautilus award in YA category

LOCAL WNC AUTHOR WINS AWARD

from press release

Carol MacAllister, Brevard resident since 2006, has been awarded the 2012 Nautilus Silver Book Award in the Middle Grades and Teens category for her first children’s book, The Wisdom Tree and the Red Swing. Her book teaches the value of taking time to think, to act with compassion, and to behave with civility.  The book offers coping skills for anyone feeling isolated or ostracized and offers techniques for…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 4, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments

Marijo Moore and her spiritual path

Marijo Moore, Cherokee-Dutch writer, editor, publisher, teacher, and medium, presents her book, A Book of Ceremonies & Spiritual Energies Thereof, and gives consultations with each book purchase, at two locations:

 

Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, Sat., May 5, 3 p.m.

 

Blue Ridge Books, Sat., May 26, 3 p.m.

 

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 4, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

At last - done! The Graces Trilogy is complete. Yay!

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Added by Kathryn Magendie on May 4, 2012 at 9:05am — No Comments

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