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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

Started by Rob Neufeld in AC-T Book Reviews Aug 3, 2017.

Ellington in Asheville--a survey

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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

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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
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
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
Oct 28
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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 2011 Blog Posts (21)

Bellday Poetry Prize

Bellday Books announces the new Bellday Poetry Prize contest

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2012



CONTEST FINAL JUDGE: RAE ARMANTROUT

Rae Armantrout has published 10 books of poetry, including her most recent book, Money Shot (2011), and Versed (2009), which won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award.  Her work is widely anthologized and appears in…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 28, 2011 at 1:13pm — No Comments

E-Book

Check out my new e-book! It's called Brushstrokes of Intrigue: http://deansden.net/timjosephs/?page_id=353

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Added by Tim Josephs on October 27, 2011 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Union soldiers from WNC? Not at first, Garren reveals.

On Terrell Garren's Civil War forum--the finding of three allegedly Union mountaineers

Chivous Omar Bradley shared his research of his ancestors, J. Willis Bradley and Elias Alexander Bradley, first cousins from Buncombe County, and members of Co. K, 4th Regiment Tennessee Cavalry, Union Army.

J. Wills, Terrell Garren discovered, had first enlisted in the in the 39th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, CSA as a volunteer, fought in some battles,…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 26, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Three Gifts Book Launch

Added by Mary Flinn on October 26, 2011 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Expanded Store Hours Fall 2011

Expanded Store Hours

The holiday season is just around the corner.... As of October 1st we are staying open until 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays.  

 


Added by Spellbound on October 26, 2011 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Writer's Conference

I am applying for a master's class in nonfiction writing at the conference in Asheville.My writing can only get better, right?!

I hope I get in!

Added by Susan Lee Anderson on October 26, 2011 at 6:55am — No Comments

Teen Book Bash event and titles

On Sat. Nov.12th, The Fountainhead Bookstore hosts its  first ever Teen Book Bash

"After Bookapalooza, we had many requests from parents and teens alike, to do something similar for young adults," bookstore owner Valerie Welbourn says, "and thus the Teen Book Bash was born."

A limited number of tickets will…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 25, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

A Timely Plea for Humanist History

My Plea for Humanist History

I write this with some urgency. I had immersed myself in some controversial local history in my history column in the Citizen-Times, Oct. 10, got a critical response, and took the opportunity in today's column, for the first time, to explain why I feel a humanist approach to history is so important. (See links below.)

I had titled my column, “Why I write about Gov. Aycock the way I…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 24, 2011 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Camping and Woodcraft republished by Great Smoky Mountains Association

Horace Kephart has been called the John Muir of the East and the savior of the Smokies.

Several of Horace Kephart's books have never been out of print since they were first published in the early 1900s. Now Great Smoky Mountains…

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Added by Danny Bernstein on October 21, 2011 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Shine by WNC-born author Lauren Myracle

Shine by WNC-born author Lauren Myracle is in the news.  Who wants to talk about it?  Look it over and let's discuss.

Added by Donald Myracle on October 18, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Mountain Lit News

 

Wayne Caldwell leads the discussion of his book “Cataloochee”.

 

Montreat Community Book Club invites the public to join the book discussion led by Wayne Caldwell of his novel, “Cataloochee,” Oct. 25, 3 p.m. in Bell Library at Montreat College. “Cataloochee” is a slice of southern Americana told in the classic tradition of Flannery O’Conner and William Faulkner. 

 

Caldwell’s novel is placed in post- Civil War Appalachia and portrays the…

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Added by Kasey Boston on October 13, 2011 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Historical Novel - A Passel of Hate

Revolution in Western North Carolina is focus of "A Passel of Hate"

 

 A civil war raged through the western Carolinas 231 years ago when brother fought brother and neighbor fought neighbor in a struggle for national independence.  In a newly published historical novel of the 1780 Kings Mountain campaign, Polk County resident Joe Epley brings that era to life.  

Much of the book’s action takes place locally and details events…

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Added by Joe Epley on October 12, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Mountain Lit News

  

The “Broad River Review” Welcomes Submissions for Spring 2012 Issue

Journal Showcases Original Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Cover Art

 The “Broad River Review” is calling for submissions of original poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for its Spring 2012 issue. Visual artists are also encouraged to submit samples for possible cover art.  The submission postmark deadline is Nov. 1,…

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Added by Kasey Boston on October 12, 2011 at 11:35am — No Comments

Asheville Bookfest October 22

Asheville Bookfest October 22 1-4 p.m. Reuter Terrace Pack Square Park Downtown. www.ashevillebookfest.com

If you're interested in exhibiting contact laura@gratefulsteps.com or call 828-277-0998. Tables are $40.00 per, and you can share with another author.

This used to be WNC Publishers and Authors Expo. It also used to be indoors. Join us after at 6 p.m. at Grateful Steps Publishing House and Bookshop for refreshment and a…

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Added by Laura Hope-Gill on October 11, 2011 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Asheville Bookfest October 22

On October 16 (this Sunday) I'll talk about Asheville architecture and history at Accent on Books. 3-5 p.m. Slide show and cool stories.

Added by Laura Hope-Gill on October 11, 2011 at 2:11pm — No Comments

“Haints, Boogers and Belled Buzzards” Liars Bench Oct. 20

The Liars Bench presents southern Appalachian fright tales at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center.



Thurs., Oct. 20, 7 p.m.,  The Liars Bench, a popular, acclaimed storytelling program, presents “Haints, Boogers, and Belled Buzzards” at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center auditorium. Member artists Gary Carden, Lloyd Arneach,

Barbara Duncan, Paul Iarussi; guest artist William Ritter; and at least one mystery guest perform Southern Appalachian 'scary' in…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 10, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Confederate Junior Reserves

Hello Terrell,

You asked for submissions from anyone from the Confederate Junior Reserves....I shook my Family Tree and this fell out:

 



Confederate 1 Battalion Junior Reserve N.C.

J. Stewart

Pvt, Co A, Reserve Force, Junior Class, Age 17 years

Appears on Company Muster-in Roll of the organization named above.  Roll Dated Asheville, June 11, 1864,

Mustered in date June 11, 1864

 

Enrolled :

When April 30,…

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Added by Kathi Bobb on October 10, 2011 at 3:10pm — 3 Comments

Oysters & Pearls

My eyes spot a giant pearl, nesting in white gold. It beams like an all knowing lunar orb, looking back as if it sees me. Am I an oyster or a pearl? I wonder. Advertised smart from an online jeweler, I choose the right size, 5.5. I’m really bad about jewelry, losing it, breaking it. I picture wearing it at tradeshows, with French tips, when the appearance of my hands matters. Price differentiates between natural pearls and cultured pearls. Of three tons of harvested oysters, maybe three or four… Continue

Added by Susan Lee Anderson on October 3, 2011 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Naked and Hungry Named A Promising Debut Novel by Library Journal!

Just learned that Library Journal has named Naked and Hungry as one of nearly 200 “promising debut novels” in their semi-annual list of recommendations for library collections. And it’s just one of five N.C. novels to make the list. It’s mentioned on their website and October print issue. Read more.

I was thrilled with this…

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Added by Ashley Memory on October 2, 2011 at 4:20pm — No Comments

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