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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
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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?"
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November 2011 Blog Posts (10)

North Carolina Room at the Pack Library

It's been a long time since I visited the North Carolina Room at the Pack Library in Asheville. But now that I'm writing a book proposal for a book on the Mountain-to-Sea Trail, I went back there.

What treasures! My challenge is that I'm not just writing about Western North Carolina. The  MST goes from the Smokies to the Outer Banks. Material on the Coastal Plains will be difficult to get. But there are reference librarians eager to…

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Added by Danny Bernstein on November 29, 2011 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Celebrate Small Business Saturday by Supporting a Local Bookstore!

What better way to support reading AND small businesses than to shop at a local bookstore! today! http://smallbusinesssaturday.com/

You'll also help your favorite authors and best of all, treat yourself to a gift that will keep giving, the memory of a great book!

 

 

Added by Ashley Memory on November 26, 2011 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Uninvited Author

An item in the Books section of Asheville Citizen-Times issue of Sunday, November 20 by Hilliel Italie commented on winners of the National Book Foundation awards for 2011 and noted that one author, Lauren Myracle, was announced as an award finalist then asked to withdraw from contention for the award.  Myracle is a WNC-born author now living in Ft. Collins, CO, and her present day book "Shine" is set in Transylvania County.  This YA book deals with poverty, effects of drug misuse, a hate…

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Added by Donald Myracle on November 20, 2011 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Naked and Hungry is Featured in Asheboro & More Magazine!

My amazing and dearest friend Sarah Beth Robbins kindly wrote an article on Naked and Hungry for the November 2011 issue of Asheboro & More magazineThe article includes more about my inspiration for the book, including the influence of my hometown of Asheboro, and other fun childhood memories.

Check out pages 68-69…

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Added by Ashley Memory on November 20, 2011 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Cries lost on the wind

My book is late. It's a long, sad story, but it will be available at http://www.murderasacalltolove.com soon. Actually the website is up and running, and I'm blogging there. In the meantime, on this rainy morning, found this haiku buried in one of my husband, Philip's emails. He is so talented, and this is exactly how I feel this today:



Still ochred oak leaves

Late autumn so persistent

Cries lost on the…

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Added by Judith Toy on November 16, 2011 at 9:58am — No Comments

Mountain Lit News

Barbara Bates Smith Play to Be Performed at Jackson County Public Library

The new one-woman Christmas play, adapted and performed by Barbara Bates Smith, is hosted by the Jackson County Public Library. A Southeastern Theatre “Best Actress” award winner, Bates Smith will perform “Deck the Halls with Southern Writers” on Tuesday, Novemeber 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room.

            The play is based on the works of southern writers…

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Added by Kasey Boston on November 16, 2011 at 1:14am — No Comments

Creative Non-fiction contest, deadline Jan. 16, 2012

Creative Non-fiction Competition judged by Anne Clinard Barnhill

The North Carolina Writers’ Network is now accepting submissions for its annual Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition, coordinated by the creative writing program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Award-winning author Anne Clinard Barnhill will be the final judge. Barnhill has signed a two-book…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on November 15, 2011 at 10:10pm — No Comments

F.A.I.R.I.E.S.: Baptism by Fire by M. C. Pearson

F.A.I.R.I.E.S.: Baptism by Fire by M. C. Pearson is now available online at Amazon.com and Barnes &…

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Added by M. C. Pearson on November 14, 2011 at 2:28pm — 2 Comments

Publishers Weekly Top 10 Books

Publishers Weekly Top 10 Adult Books 

Fiction

The Marriage Plot
by Jeffrey Eugenides (FSG)

The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock (Doubleday)

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett (HarperCollins)

After the Apocalypse by Maureen McHugh (Small Beer)

There but for the by Ali Smith…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on November 7, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Poetry Prize entries due Jan. 15

2012 William Matthews Poetry Prize

Asheville Poetry Reviewwill be accepting entries for the second annual…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on November 2, 2011 at 7:31pm — No Comments

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