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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
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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
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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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August 2009 Blog Posts (21)

Radio Show Interview

I was interviewed on the radio Friday - How She Really Does It with Koren Motekaitis. What Fun!

To listen to a podcase of the show, here's the link!

Added by Kathryn Magendie on August 31, 2009 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Grapes and Fox Grapes - Juice and Jelly by Ethelene Dyer Jones



Both grape juice and grape jelly were two of the items we "put up" on our farm when I was growing up in the mountains. My Grandpa "Bud" Collins had a grape arbor. He had the Concord Grape vines staked to a "fare-you'well," so that when one walked under the arbor and it was time for grape harvest, the luscious clusters of ripe grapes hung like purple gold from the vines with broad leaves that ran along the whole length and breadth of the… Continue

Added by Tipper on August 30, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Try my grammar/writing blog

I’ve launched a grammar and writing blog: Writing Re-Enlightenment. Why? Call it a backlash against texting, Tweeting, and whatever else is causing many people to neither care about, nor be able to recognize, good writing.



I am a freelance WNC non-fiction writer/editor with more than 20 years of experience in using the English language to communicate effectively. I recently started writing fiction as well. This new blog… Continue

Added by Caralyn Davis on August 25, 2009 at 8:09pm — No Comments

What School Used To Be Like

As the girls begin a new school year-my mind wonders at how school has changed since I was a student-and the startling differences that occurred between the years of my school days and Pap's.







Wolf Creek School



(courtesy of Cherokee County Historical Museum)



Perhaps the biggest difference being… Continue

Added by Tipper on August 25, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

princes and such

I hope somone will revive Milton Higgins. HIs delivery and performances are brilliant--Prince of Dark Corners and Raindrop Waltz. Does anyone know of an upcoming performance?

Added by Linda Anderson on August 24, 2009 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Julie and Julia - What great publicity

I have been watching and reading with fascination the great marketing and publicity

accorded the book and movie - Julie and Julia.



Julie Powell blogged about cooking all the recipes in Julia Child's cookbook. She

got a NY Times interview, a book and now a movie.

I read her book and looked at her blog. Mostly it's about how hard it was to cook

all those recipes that Julia Child said were so easy. It was an entertaining book

but I must admit I read it… Continue

Added by Danny Bernstein on August 22, 2009 at 8:06am — No Comments

Let's Write Another Novel

Notes here, notes there, notes everywhere. I always have five books I want to write and today is no exception.



I also have ideas (yeah, he's got plans) for a couple three books I don't wholeheartedly long to write but that I believe wholeheartedly would sell more easily (as in, might possibly be published) than the ones I do want to write.



My problem now is the same as always: what to write, what to write. The decision to commit can take months. It takes me the longest… Continue

Added by Randy Russell on August 20, 2009 at 4:30am — No Comments

Cutting To The Chase has received an Awesome Review!

Cutting to the Chase has received a rave review! Come check out the review and if you haven't picked your copy, it isn't too late!





Blurb:

Ashley Bennett is a physical therapist burnt out from the job because of all of the rich, spoiled patients she has had to put up with. She moves back to San Angelo, TX to be closer to her family and friends. She has made enough money to live comfortably for a little… Continue

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on August 16, 2009 at 9:44pm — No Comments

I never really studied this photo

The photo is of Rebecca Rogers 03 Jun 1838-18 Sep 1910 along with some of her family members,

My grandmother is not shown in this photo..I think it must have been in the 1800's some time because

I have a photo of Rebecca where she is very chubby and her hair is very white. My grandmother was born in

1870 and I believe that Mary Jane Elizabeth Rogers Hooper was born in 1880..(she would have been the baby)

and Roberta Rogers was born in 1877.…
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Added by Sallie on August 15, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Is Your Title Original?

With the Internet, it's possible to check and make sure your title hasn't already been used. That wasn't quite so true in 2000, when my publisher first heard of my novel in that initial query letter. I'm not sure I even had the Internet in 2000. And then when I did get hooked into the www, my computer, or modem or whatever, was so slow that it was impractical to do searches. Was Google even around back then? Anyway, as search engines became faster and more useful, I finally did determine that… Continue

Added by Jerry Stubblefield on August 12, 2009 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Mountain Folk



Over the past few months, I've been dwelling on the ever shrinking remnant of the the rich Appalachian Culture. Honestly-the traditions that are still held onto-are fading fast.



As I tried to think on the positive side of the issue-I begin to think of folks from my generation-folks like me who are living their lives with the same traditions their parents and their grandparents upheld. Folks who are melding the old ways into today's… Continue

Added by Tipper on August 10, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Ground Hog

Ground hog, ground hog on the side of the road.

Watcha ya doin’ snufflin’ in the trash?

What’s it like livin’ in your deep, dark burrow

Way up in the weeds, on the side of the hill?



Ground hog, ground hog on the side of the road

With a bunch of little kits troopin’ along behind.

How do you feed all those cute little critters,

Those hungry babies, dependin’ on their mama?



Ground hog, ground hog on the side of the road.

Keep far back from… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on August 10, 2009 at 1:32am — No Comments

Bookmania - What Mania

Hi: I hope you had a chance to drop in at Bookmania in Waynesville.

It was a blast, even though authors were sitting cheek to cheek together.



I shared a table with Phil Bowie, a mystery writer, on my left and Cecil Bothwell, on my right.

I had brought several photographs and my book of pictures, but I had room for only a couple of things.



It seemed that most visitors came first thing in the morning, went to panel… Continue

Added by Danny Bernstein on August 9, 2009 at 5:03pm — 1 Comment

In Asheville Cit Times - love the Prodigal Daughter!

PRODIGAL DAUGHTER: Maggie Valley author Kathryn Magendie presents her debut novel, “Tender Graces,” about a return to an Appalachian home town, and memories of family troubles, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Saturday, August 15

Added by Kathryn Magendie on August 9, 2009 at 11:46am — 2 Comments

Playing For Keeps has received a Rave Review!

Playing For Keeps has received "5 Nymphs" from Literary Nymphs! Come check out the review and if you haven't picked your copy, it isn't too late!





Blurb:

Keirra Smith has never met a man more self-confident, overbearing and irritating and she wants him. Only she isn't willing to admit that she does. Eric Brooks lives a lifestyle that she doesn't want any part of but he wont take no for an… Continue

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on August 8, 2009 at 7:40pm — No Comments

The Mountains are on Fire

The mountains are on fire, the mountains are on fire,

Great jagged peaks burning one-by-one,

Outsiders comin’ in, settin’ the mountains on fire;

Wide swatches of destruction across the land.



Whole ranges of mountains are on fire,

Giant trees fall like soldiers in a vicious war,

Furriners crowd in, build huge trophy homes;

Infest the ridge tops—light up the sky.



Our precious homes, the mountains are on fire,

Another heart-rending turn on… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on August 4, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Malaprops Signing on August 15 at 7PM

Hi all ... the Book Mania was fun - had a good time and sold more books than I thought I would! yay! And, what was really nice were the people who stopped by to say they'd read the book and enjoyed it.



Next up: MALAPROPS BOOK SIGNING -August 15, 7PM --- I don't know a lot of people in Asheville (I live in Maggie), so I hope you all will consider coming out and supporting me! If you let me know where you will be, I sure will try my durndest to be there, as… Continue

Added by Kathryn Magendie on August 4, 2009 at 1:51pm — No Comments

From, " Experiences of A Pedagogue in the Carolina Highlands" by Prof. Madison

There was a series of articles published in the Asheville Citizen in the 70's or maybe the 60's . I was able to look at a couple of these articles when I visited the Hunter Library at WCU in Cullowhee. I found two articles that mentioned my grandfather Will Miller, and even my great grandmother Margaret (Keener) Miller. The staff at the Hunter Library were unbelievably helpful. Wish I could have stayed longer.

I have enclosed copies of the articles, which the…
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Added by Sallie on August 4, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Why age gracefully when you can have adventure?

OUT OF THE PUMPKIN SHELL



by Nancy Werking Poling



www.nancypoling.com



The teaching careers of lifelong friends Harriet (Hat) and Elise have come to an end in spectacular style, with the two women leaving more than burning bridges behind them. Now they are looking menopause straight in the eye--and they don't care one bit for what they see. Fight, they vow, we'll fight the interloper tooth and nail. More than a tad bruised and battered from the struggle, Hat and… Continue

Added by Nancy Werking Poling on August 3, 2009 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Three Bestselling Novels!!

I'm excited to announce that Better Late Than Never, Playing For Keeps and Cutting to the Chase are all bestsellers! Thank you to everyone for your support! I can't express how much it is appreciated. I hope you have enjoyed these books and the one's to come.



In Better Late Than Never, Kristen Smith loves to work with children and her life-long dream of opening her own childcare center has finally come true. Everything couldn’t be more perfect until her high school… Continue

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on August 2, 2009 at 5:59pm — No Comments

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