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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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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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August 2011 Blog Posts (14)

Passion by GhosterB

 

PASSION

 

Lovers kiss…passionately

Two hearts……

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Added by Bruce Hoch on August 31, 2011 at 1:11am — No Comments

Saturday, October 8, 2011 3-5 pm

I will be reading from and discussing  my newest book: A Book of Spiritual Wisdom - for all days. With the purchase of a copy of the book during the event, I will offer a free 5-10 minute intuitive reading.

 

Blue Ridge Books

152 Main St

Waynesville, NC

Added by MariJo Moore on August 30, 2011 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Mountain Lit News



Elizabeth Kostova speaks at Lake Lure benefit

 

New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Kostova speaks at Rumbling Bald Resort in Lake Lure, 12 noon, Sept. 15, kicking off the library’s Books & Bites season.

Kostova will discuss her novel, The Swan Thieves, at the resort’s Lakeview Restaurant.  The luncheon is a benefit for the Friends of Mountain…

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Added by Kasey Boston on August 28, 2011 at 7:20pm — No Comments

careful who you pay big bucks to Edit your manuscript!

I used a highly recommended woman in Flat Rock. she doubled my fee, offered no contract, and this newbie asked for none. then, she dumbed down the book, email for details.

Added by tyler darling on August 26, 2011 at 3:10pm — No Comments

My Name Is Cora Lee Mease

 

Cora Lee Mease  

My name is Cora Lee Mease. I was born and raised in the Little Cataloochee Valley. But just cause I was born in the mountains didn't mean that's where I was bound to stay.…

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Added by Tipper on August 16, 2011 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Little Cataloochee Baptist Church

Little cataloochee baptist church smoky mtn national park  

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Added by Tipper on August 16, 2011 at 1:51pm — 2 Comments

Ola Belle Reed

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Undone In Sorrow

Undone in sorrow  

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Added by Tipper on August 16, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Book Discussion X reads Flannery

 

            A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor is the subject of Book Discussion X at Battery Park Book Exchange in the Grove Arcade, Asheville, 7 p.m., Sept. 15. 

            The 1955 collection is a key work in O’ Connor’s career as well as in world literature.  The Georgia author used mundane materials to tell a new kind of sensational story,…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on August 8, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

I can't show you the title yet, but I can show the cover art!

WillowRaven Illustration & Design Plus: I can't show you the title yet, but I can show the...: "I am excited about the latest cover for various reasons, one of which is because Martin of Optitex custom created some of the elements…

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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on August 7, 2011 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Member Featrure--MariJo Moore

Member Feature: MariJo Moore

MariJo launches her new book, A Book of Spiritual Wisdom for all Days, Aug. 12 at Malaprop’s.  It is her thirteenth book.  She continues a bold and wide-reaching career that has included these books:

  • The Boy with the Tree Growing from His Ear and Other Stories
  • Desert Quotes; and Crow Quotes—aphorisms
  • Spirit…
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Added by Rob Neufeld on August 6, 2011 at 11:54am — No Comments

The Juniper Bends Reading Series

Our next Juniper Bends reading will be on Friday August 12 at 7pm with readings by Blake Butler of Atlanta, GA along with Asheville writers Rose McLarney, Jaye Bartell and Michael Boyko.

Butler is the author of the novel There Is No Year which has been described by Ben Marcus as "Feral and awesome...Blake Butler, mastermind and visionary, has sneaked up and drugged the American novel."

 

Downtown Books and News…

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Added by Mesha Maren on August 4, 2011 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Does the latest digital software mean no need for art school or to hire a pro?

I forgot to share Friday's post with ya'll. I know several of you stop by and comment. Thanks!

 

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