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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
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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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
"Fantastic, that will be very helpful."
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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October 2010 Blog Posts (27)

Think about it

Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much...J. Wayne

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 30, 2010 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Think about it

I am on the right wing of the middle of the road and with a strong radical bias...T. Benn
What did he say???

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 28, 2010 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Do You Believe In Haunted Houses?

Last weekend-Chatter and Chitter played the role of 'Alice' in The Learning Center!'s annual Monster Mash Maze. It was a little spooky-but mostly lots of fun for kids and adults.

As you go through Halloween mazes or haunted houses-part of the fun is knowing you're going to be scared-knowing someone may touch your arm, grab at your leg or jump out and…

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Added by Tipper on October 28, 2010 at 10:41am — No Comments

Haunting Songs

Music is huge part of my life-that's no surprise to anyone who reads the Blind Pig on a regular basis. My Spooky October wouldn't be complete without a post about scary songs. Halloween parties often play songs like Monster Mash, Ghostbusters, and Thriller but I'm talking about songs…

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Added by Tipper on October 28, 2010 at 10:37am — No Comments

Think about it

He makes no friends who never made a foe...Tennyson

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 27, 2010 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Georgia Eubank publishes 2d Literary Trails guide--this time, NC's Piedmont

The new book is: Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont: A Guidebook by Georgann Eubanks (UNC Press, Oct. 15, 2010, 465 pages, many color photos, maps, hardcover $37.50, paperback $19.95).



"The focus of the book is writing about place," Eubanks says. Sites were chosen because of what writers have written about them.



Eubanks' first volume in her… Continue

Added by Rob Neufeld on October 26, 2010 at 7:28pm — No Comments

UNC Prof lays out picture of Latinos in N.C.

The new book is: The Latino Migration Experience in North Carolina: New Roots in the Old North State by Hannah Gill (UNC Press, Nov. 1, 2010, 224 pages, hardcover, $49.95; trade paper, $18.95)



As befits the press, it's scholarly--"mapping the issues"; measuring impacts; devoting sections to case studies (e.g., Alamance County); providing historical background;… Continue

Added by Rob Neufeld on October 26, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Think about it

And lest I should be exalted above measure... there was given to me a thorn in the flesh....to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure...2 Corinthians 12:7 KJV

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 24, 2010 at 11:05am — No Comments

Buster- A Man and his Dog

I wrote this story several years ago, 1998, or '99. It is non-fiction. I still miss my buddy, Buster.

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 23, 2010 at 8:40am — No Comments

Think about it

Even God cannot change the past...Agathon 446-400 BC

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 23, 2010 at 8:31am — No Comments

SHORT STORY-Blaze-A Horse

This story is non-fiction. Blaze was my first horse.

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 18, 2010 at 10:36am — No Comments

Think about it

Look at those they call unfortunate, and at a closer view, you'll find that many of them are unwise...A. Young

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 17, 2010 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Think about it

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented, happy attitudes...Norman V. Peale

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 16, 2010 at 11:29am — No Comments

World famous ceramic artist at UNCA, Nov. 16

WNC is a ceramics mecca, and its ceramics work a regional culture keynote.

Great artists are sponsored and drawn here for the interaction.



Arnie Zimmerman, famous for his ceramic figures in large, teeming scenarios, discusses his work at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in UNC…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 15, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Think about it

It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government. Alexander Hamilton..1755-1804.

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 15, 2010 at 8:56am — No Comments

Upcoming book of short stories, "A bunch of Wiregrass", Growing up in Wiregrass country.

Elic Randall is the name of this character. This is just one of the stories about this memorable character.

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 14, 2010 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Think about it

By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man's, I mean. M. Twain

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 14, 2010 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Think about it

He that is good with a hammer, tends to think everything is a nail. A. Maslow..

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 13, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

More of the book, WISH YOU LIVED CLOST

I am attaching some of the handwritten letters from Bonnie to Cathy Continue

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 12, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Think about it

His resolve is not to seem the bravest, but to be.
Aeschylus 525-426 BC

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 12, 2010 at 9:10am — No Comments

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