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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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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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June 2009 Blog Posts (11)

Love The Read on WNC!

I so enjoy coming by here. We have such a rich diversity of writers, artists, storytellers - such gifted and interesting people in these mountains.

Added by Kathryn Magendie on June 26, 2009 at 1:47pm — No Comments

The protagonist in Homunculus

Is your protagonist you? Yes, always. But to what degree?





Like Hector Owen, I am a playwright who, as a young graduate with a degree in playwriting, moved to New York City to make my name, and then after years of trying, with some success but not fame and fortune, I moved to Asheville. Like Hec, I'm married to a woman I met in New York, and yes, I did some drugs in the sixties. The similarity, as regards my and Hec's biographies, ends there.



My novel could have been… Continue

Added by Jerry Stubblefield on June 25, 2009 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Better Late Than Never has received another glowing review!

With all of the other novels I'm currently working on and the one's soon to be released, I'm thrilled to see that Better Late Than Never is still a number one Best-seller and is still getting rave reviews! It is definitely a motivator to keep writing!

Happy Reading!
Stephanie Morris
Come Check Out The Review!

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on June 25, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Blue Ridge Mountians



Summer is the best time to see the 'blue' of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Blue Ridge Mountains stretch from North Georgia all the way to Pennsylvania where they eventually peter out (become smaller and smaller until they simply disappear).



The Blue Ridge Mountains were named by early American settlers who journeyed west from the Coast of North Carolina. The mountains have a blue haze that seems to hover over them-making them appear a… Continue

Added by Tipper on June 24, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Economic Dowturn Effects Education In Appalachia



Chitter and Chatter finished up the school year about 2 weeks ago-and are quite happy about it. During their summer vacation they are hoping to do things like: craft, play in the water, and do a little Hyder Mountain Stomping.



While the Blind Pig family is excited about summer and the fun it holds-everyone in our county isn't as thrilled.… Continue

Added by Tipper on June 20, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Better Late Than Never is still on Top!

I'm excited to announce that Better Late Than Never is still a number one bestseller and receiving rave reviews! Better Late Than Never is an emotional read about the one who got away and what happens when you receive a second chance. If you haven't picked up your copy, you don't know what you are missing.

Happy Reading
Stephanie Morris
Get Your Copy Here!

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on June 18, 2009 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Civil War Letters 2



Today's post brings you the second letter from the packet of Civil War Letters found in the old house by the TVA Lake-written by WC Penland who was 18 years old.



Camp Near Taylorsville Johnson County Tennessee



Nov 23rd 1862



Dear Father and Mother



I take my pen in hand to write you a few lines to…
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Added by Tipper on June 15, 2009 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Free Copy of Playing for Keeps

I am thrilled about how well Better Late Than Never has received by readers! I am also excited about the response I have received for Playing for Keeps, the second book in The Smith Sister’s Trilogy. I have decided to do a contest for the upcoming release of Playing for Keeps. Check HERE for contest details.

Happy Reading!
Stephanie Morris

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on June 11, 2009 at 11:41am — No Comments

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 8



Time for this month's Vocabulary Test. This month's words are:



1.Dab

2.Dope

3,Doins

4.Done

5.Drug



The last two words-are more Appalachian in their usage rather than in their meaning. Personally I'm so used to them being used incorrectly it's hard for me to fathom that it's wrong-see what you think.



1.Dab-a small amount of something. "Believe I'll have me a dab more of that good fresh… Continue

Added by Tipper on June 10, 2009 at 10:22am — No Comments

Better Late Than Never has reached another milestone!

I have always been a big fan of good news! I mean who really wants to hear bad news? It is even better when good news keeps coming. When Better Late Than Never was first released I knew it was going to be a life changing moment. Well it has been! Upon the release of Better Late Than Never it instantly became a Bestseller. Then Better Late Than Never became the recipient great book reviews. Now Better Late Than Never has reached another milestone. The books is now available in PRINT! Yay! I… Continue

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on June 5, 2009 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Moonphases In Appalachia



All week we've been discussing the theory of planting your garden by the signs of the moon over on the Blind Pig & The Acorn site ( you can read about it Planting By The Signs and How To Plant By The Signs). In Appalachia the… Continue

Added by Tipper on June 3, 2009 at 8:12am — No Comments

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