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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

Started by Rob Neufeld in Local History Oct 6, 2017.

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
Oct 2
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?"
Sep 22

November 2010 Blog Posts (13)

www.waynewrites.net

I have started posting my short stories on my BLOG, waynewrites.net. I have several there already, with more to come.

Added by G.W. NEWTON on November 28, 2010 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Asheville Trail Running by Trish Brown

Why aren’t there more folks out here enjoying these incredible trails just 15 minutes from most Ashevillians’ doorsteps?

That's what Trish Brown, elite Asheville trail runner, asked. Maybe people just don't know where to go. So she designed, planned, and wrote Asheville Trail Running: Taking Bent Creek and the Mountains-to-Sea Trail in Stride. But this book is not just for runners - With 25 loops in Bent Creek and seven on the…

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Added by Danny Bernstein on November 25, 2010 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Learn basket-making and stamped potttery making in Cherokee

Cherokee Basket and Pottery Workshops Offered Dec. 11

On Dec. 11, The Museum of the Cherokee Indian teaches visitors how to create white oak baskets (9 a.m. to noon) and stamped pottery bowls (1 to 4 p.m.) The workshops, led by master artists Ramona Lossie and Bernadine George, members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, cost $50 each, plus materials…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on November 24, 2010 at 9:55pm — No Comments

My Picks: Weekly Updates on Books and Radio Programs--------------November 22

So I'm going to try to post the title and description of a book and the link to a radio story that I enjoy or find particularly insightful each week (or more often…
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Added by Mesha Maren on November 23, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Fellow Classmate Pens Article about Me

This morning I had a lovely surprise. Fellow Swain County High School Alumni, Chad Killebrew, sent a link to an article he wrote about In The Garden With Billy: Lessons About Life, Love & Tomatoes. I am honored, especially since I consider Chad the "real writer." Thank you Chad, and everyone who has read this book.…

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Added by Renea Winchester on November 21, 2010 at 11:14am — No Comments

Blogging for Grit Magazine

Hi friends, please click the below link to read my posting to Grit Magazine's family of bloggers. I am honored to be selected. Let me know your thoughts.

Thank you,

Renea Winchester

http://www.grit.com/city-life-country-garden/produce-stand-book-launch.aspx

Added by Renea Winchester on November 16, 2010 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Joseph Bathanti of ASU win major poetry award

Bathanti honored by N.C. Literary and Historical Association

Joseph R. Bathanti has received the Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry from the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association. Bathanti is a professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of English and co-director of the creative writing program there.



The award was presented for…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on November 15, 2010 at 12:50pm — No Comments

WNC Historical Association announces annual literary award and distinctions.

The 2010 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award goes to Wayne Caldwell’s…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on November 13, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

How to make a Christmas Wreath

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Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on November 13, 2010 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Sweetie Release, New Orleans Jambalaya, and Share the Warmth charity

Tomorrow, 11/13, at 4PM I'll be at Blue Ridge Books for the release of my 3rd novel Sweetie -- GMR is preparing jambalaya, and we hope to raise money for Share the Warmth.



Hope to see you there!



Here's the info (just took this from Smoky Mountain News):



Kathryn Magendie will celebrate the release of her new novel, Sweetie, at Blue Ridge Books at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. To add to the celebration, Kathryn’s husband, Roger, will be serving his home cooked… Continue

Added by Kathryn Magendie on November 12, 2010 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Think about it

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties...O. Chambers

Added by G.W. NEWTON on November 9, 2010 at 11:22am — No Comments

Mallory McDuff, Warren Wilson College ecology prof, publishes book of "natural saints"

New book: Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God's Earth by Mallory McDuff

The book, hardcover, published by Oxford University Press, 240 pages, came out August 2010.



It features examples of how congregations are integrating the environment into their traditional ministries, from…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on November 4, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Think about it

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user...T. Roosevelt

Added by G.W. NEWTON on November 1, 2010 at 10:16pm — No Comments

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