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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
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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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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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June 2011 Blog Posts (9)

History of the Batsons and Beaseys of Transylvania County

Shadows of the Past is a focused Transylvania County history that examines the Batson and Beasley families of Western North Carolina, those things that they influenced or that influenced them.



This history examines the Batson and Beasley families of Western North Carolina, those things that they influenced or that influenced them. Long before the Connestee Falls, North Carolina community…

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Added by Edward Comer on June 27, 2011 at 12:03pm — No Comments

16 traditional crafts demo'd at Vance

Art of Family Fun at Vance Birthplace 

 

The Zebulon B. Vance Birth State Historic Site will showcase the art of free family fun on July 9th in the second of the three-part popular program “2nd Saturdays.”   

The theme of this one day program will be “Crafts from the Past” and will feature local artisans such as:

 

Ruth Duckworth, Spinner

Mary Ellen Morris…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on June 24, 2011 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Discovering an overlooked treasure

James W. Hall’s Hard Aground was published in 1992. I’m not sure how it slipped past me, since I’ve pretty much grabbed each of his books at the time of their release. I had to jump back nearly 20 years to read Hard Aground after stumbling over it browsing the stacks at my local library. Time travel has never been so much fun.

 

I say that because there’s a saucy tone to this tale of a hapless water rat that suggests Carl Hiassen. It’s been a long time since I’ve laughed out…

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Added by Ray Bearfield on June 23, 2011 at 12:43pm — No Comments

I'm Scared of What I Write

Am I the only writer around here who sits down, pulls up the most painful part of my psyche, engages whatever skills I have to shape my words, find the meaning in them, work hard to make sure that meaning is to some degree universally relevant, the writing is to some degree entertaining and uplifting -- and then won't try to get it out there for people to read?

 

I'm really asking you.  I know not everybody finds writing to be like peeling off skin to bare the soul, making…

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Added by Jerry Stubblefield on June 22, 2011 at 2:39pm — 3 Comments

Monkeybicycle Publishes My Short Story ‘Bunnies Bathing’

My First Fiction Publication has been posted today as the weekend feature at Monkeybicycle. I endured 127 rejections of various stories before I received this acceptance from Guest Web Editor Casey Bye (and screamed myself silly).

 

Why didn’t I give up once I’d reached 50 or 100 rejections? I wish I could say it’s because I’m tough and driven and I know that my writing is worth putting out in the world, but…

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Added by Caralyn Davis on June 17, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Check out my new non-profit arts organization's website!

 

 MadHat Arts

 With info re: Mad Hatters' Review, a multi-media journal like none other; our new BLOG (accepting submissions of short prose pieces, poems, video's, art, mashes, and music); MadHat Press (launching June 15th with a poetry chapbook contest); MadHat's little mountain Retreat in Asheville; MadHat's Poetry, Prose & Anything Goes performance series in…

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Added by Carol Novack on June 10, 2011 at 10:41am — No Comments

Over at Women's Fiction Writers (interview) & Amazon Sunshine Deals

 

Morning! Another beautiful morning Haywood County!

 

Amy Nathan has a great blog - she interviews writers, passes along information, etc. Had a great time as her guest.

 

Women's Fiction Writers no heroes. no zombies. no high heels. well, maybe high heels

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And much as I love our little indie booksellers,…

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Added by Kathryn Magendie on June 10, 2011 at 7:29am — No Comments

Black

Black



Black,

Lord I never realized

There were so many shades of……

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Added by Bruce Hoch on June 7, 2011 at 12:49am — No Comments

To Me

 

To Me

Shakespeare once wrote;…

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Added by Bruce Hoch on June 3, 2011 at 1:23am — No Comments

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