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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
Connie Regan-Blake posted an event

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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September 2011 Blog Posts (23)

WCU Prof and his mentor collaborate on Margorie Kinnan Rawlings sampler

WCU professor co-edits book of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings quotes

 

Brent Kinser, associate professor of English at Western Carolina University, co-edited the recently published Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’s Cross Creek Sampler: A Book of Quotations.



Rawlings, an author who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1939 for “The Yearling,” lived in Cross Creek, Fla., and named her autobiographical work after the community.



Meredith Babb, director of the…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 30, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Southern authors at event for NC Writers Network

Southern Fictions/Southern Identities:

Reading and Panel Discussion: A fundraiser for the North Carolina Writers’ Network

Sunday, October 16, 5 to 7 p.m. at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café

“Southern Fictions/Southern Identities” will feature a reading by Kathryn Stripling Byer from her new collection Southern Fictions, a sonnet sequence about race relations in the South, followed by a panel discussion on southern history and identity with writers Joseph…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 29, 2011 at 9:39pm — 1 Comment

Dinner at Wolfe's house in Wolfe style, Sat., Oct. 1

DINNER AT THE OLD KENTUCKY HOME

When: Saturday, October 1, 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Where: The Old Kentucky Home, 52 N. Market St.

Cost: $80 (fundraiser)

Reservations: 828-253-8304 or chris.morton@ncdcr.gov

The Thomas Wolfe Memorial, in partnership with the Renaissance Asheville Hotel,…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 27, 2011 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Dream Memories

Dream Memories



As day slips away into night

The trials and tribulations of life…

Fade away…

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Added by Bruce Hoch on September 26, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

Mountain Lit News!



“The C Word: Her Own Cancer Story” is Barbara Bates Smith personal cancer story, which ironically began while she was playing the role of a cancer patient in the drama, “Wit.”  She performs “The C Word” at 3 p.m., Sat., Sept. 24, at Grace Episcopal Church in Waynesville. 

A Southeastern Theatre “Best Actress” award winner, Barbara has recently played featured roles in regional productions of “Hamlet” and “Doubt.”  She has performed as the lead in four productions of “Wit,” the…

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Added by Kasey Boston on September 23, 2011 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Byer, Duncan, Bathanti explore Southern Identity for NCWN fundraiser

Southern Fictions/Southern Identities

“Southern Fictions/Southern Identities,” a reading and panel discussion sponsored by the North Carolina Writers’ Network, explores the topic at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe, Asheville, 5 p.m., Sunday, October 16. 

The programs opens with former North Carolina poet laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer reading from her new book, "Southern Fictions," a sequence of sonnets about the history of race…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 21, 2011 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Naked and Hungry Selected for Giveaway by Goodreads!

Enter to win 1 of 10 free copies of Naked and Hungry on Goodreads at: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/14864-naked-and-hungry

Added by Ashley Memory on September 19, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

My Short Story "Wallow" Wins Audio/Print Award

My short story, "Wallow," has won the The Drum/Side B Literary Magazine 2011 Dual Publication Award.

 

It will be published in audio format at the Drum and in print at Side B.

 

The audio file has been posted and is available here. (Click…

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Added by Caralyn Davis on September 19, 2011 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Touring WNC's Backroads--updated 3d edition

Armchair meets bucket seat in Sakowski's tourist's treasury

            A favorite guide to day trips is back in a third, updated edition.

            Carolyn Sakowski’s Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads offers 21 tours that dwell more on…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 19, 2011 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Sept 18 Writers at Home kickoff

Writers at Home Fall Series Begins Sept 18

Poet Susan Lefler and nonfiction writer Jennifer McGaha will kick off the Writers at Home fall series with a reading at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville.

The Writers at Home series, sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program, is free and open to the public.

Susan Lefler’s poems have appeared in many journals…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 14, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Clay County Qualla town expert, Sept. 22

UNCA hosts lecture, “Archaeology and the Small Town” by Jane Eastman

            Jane Eastman, director of Cherokee Studies at Western Carolina University, delivers the Curtis Holliday lecture in Ramsey Library, UNC Asheville, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, .

            Eastman’s current project is an Early Qualla (14th-15th century) community in Hayesville, N.C. She and her students have helped build an outdoor exhibit at the…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 14, 2011 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Mary A. Berger's 2nd Mattie novel

Mary A. Berger Debuts Second Novel – A Trip to the Water’s Edge

 

In this sequel to her equally comical first novel, The Trouble with Mattie, author Mary A. Berger offers more mystery and adventure involving her lead character Mattie Mitchell.

 

In A Trip to the Water’s Edge (ISBN-13: 978-1461120742), Mattie and her best friend Clare witness a murder and hunt down clues to a possible food poisoning. Add fun with…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 12, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments

NCWN Writers' Conference Nov. 18-20

27th N.C. Writers' Conference, Nov. 18 -20

 

More than two-hundred writers, editors, and literary agents gather in Asheville this November for the North Carolina Writers’ Network’s annual Fall Conference.

 
The NCWN Fall Conference, first held in 1985, has grown into…
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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 12, 2011 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Thank you Delta Kappa Gamma & The Firefly Dance

Thank you for a wonderful morning on the writer panel at the Delta Kappa Gamma Society chapter, a wonderful society of women educators!

 

A…

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Added by Kathryn Magendie on September 10, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Member Feature: Pamela Duncan

Pamela Duncan, author of three novels which draw from milltown Carolina, is currently at work on The Wilder Place, a novel set in western North Carolina.

She will be at the Jackson County Public Library Complex on Tuesday, September 20th at 7 p.m. to read from and discuss her novels.

Duncan was born in Asheville and raised in Black Mountain, Swannanoa…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 9, 2011 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Soon!

Tales of an Animal Communicator ~ Master Teachers is being printed as I type. I’ll receive the proof copy next week before my departure for Alberta. If all looks good, I’ll order copies upon my return in early October. I’ll be announcing it’s release with my friend, Wendy Garrett, on her radio show, “Conscious Living,” on October 12th, at 1 pm EST.  Wendy gave my weekly column, Animal Insights, a home on her “PetSense.com.” Not to worry I’ll give you another heads-up before…

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Added by Nancy A Kaiser on September 9, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Mountain Lit News



Poets celebrate the Smokies, Sept. 23

 

            Poets, authors, and musicians come together to celebrate the Great Smoky Mountains at a gala program in Sylva, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m.  “Every Breath Sings Mountains” features an author panel and the book launch of the poetry chapbook, “Voices from the American Land: The Great Smoky Mountains.”

Barbara Duncan, Thomas Rain Crowe, and Brent Martin read from the book, of which each audience member receives a free…

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Added by Kasey Boston on September 8, 2011 at 6:11pm — No Comments

North Carolina Writers Network comes to Asheville

North Carolina Writers Network is holding its annual conference in Asheville on November 18 to November 20.

 

There will be talks, workshops in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. They always attract literary agents and publishers.

Save the date, become a member and come to the conference.

 

Danny Bernstein

www.hikertohiker.com

Added by Danny Bernstein on September 6, 2011 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Local scholar Snodgrass publishes encyclopedia

Local scholar Mary Ellen Snodgrass publishes Civil War and Reconstruction reference book

 

            The Civil War Era and Reconstruction is the latest reference book from Hickory author Mary Ellen Snodgrass. Published by Sharpe Reference, the book is subtitled “An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History.” 

            The large-format, two-volume book contains 749 pages, plus an 85-page index. It…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 6, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

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