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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
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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
"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
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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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December 2012 Blog Posts (11)

John Urbain exhibit at Black Mountain Museum + Arts Center

John Urbain: No Ideas but in Things

January 18 - June 1, 2013; Opening reception: Friday, January 18, 2013

(from press release)

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center is proud to announce John Urbain: No Ideas but in Things, an exhibition of collages and paintings by Black Mountain College alumnus John…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on December 31, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

"Clean Up After a Storm"

Western North Carolina Woman has honored my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden by publishing in their December issue the chapter titled "Clean Up After a Storm". In light of what has happened in Newtown this last week the selection seems fitting and  synchronistic. I do hope it offers some small solace to those who are grieving who find it. Tend your hearts. Love and blessings, Kathryn xoxo…

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Added by Kathryn Hall on December 18, 2012 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Book Trailer??

I'm working on a book trailer for my forthcoming book The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina.

 

What does anyone know about creating book trailers?

 

Which ones are effective?

 

Thanks

Added by Danny Bernstein on December 15, 2012 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Greater Than the Mountains Was He by Wilma Hicks Simpson

New book with WNC connection:

Greater Than the Mountains Was He: The True Story of Johann Jacob Shook of Haywood County, North Carolina by Wilma Hicks Simpson (Tate Publishing trade paper, March 2013, 184 pages, $20.99).

Author event: 6 p.m., Fri., Dec. 14, 2012 at Blue Ridge Books.

Biography of Johann Jacob Shook, owner of the Shook House in Clyde, explaining his life and accomplishments in Western North Carolina and…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on December 13, 2012 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Short Story Published at Dr. TJ Eckleburg Review

My short story "Saver's Delight" has been published. It's at a pretty interesting online journal.

Added by Caralyn Davis on December 12, 2012 at 12:23am — No Comments

The Tourist Killer by FC Etier

New book with WNC connection:

The Tourist Killer by FC Etier (Venture Galleries trade paper, November 2012, 204 pages, $12.99).

Author event: 3 p.m., Sun., Dec. 9, 2012 at Blue Ridge Books.

Debut thriller novel in which an assassin “battles conscience, hired killers, and burn-out while juggling relationships and attempts at normalcy;” written by a Henderson County resident.

Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Asheville Beer by Anne-Fitten Glenn

New book with WNC connection:

Asheville Beer: An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing by Anne-Fitten Glenn (History Press trade paper, September 2012, 192 pages, $16.99).

Author event: 3 p.m., Sat., Dec. 15, 2012 at Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café.

Details the history of Asheville’s brewing scene “from the suds-soaked saloons of ‘Hell’s Half Acre’ to the region’s explosion into a beer mecca;” written by a local beer writer and…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 9:11pm — No Comments

The Button Sisters by Penny Graham

New book with WNC connection:

The Button Sisters by Penny Graham, illus. by Roger Bacon (CreateSpace trade paper, October 2012, 124 pages, $9.95).

Author event: 3 p.m., Sat., Dec. 8, 2012 at City Lights Bookstore.

A children’s novel that teaches about family and friendship through a girl who befriends another girl with a mysterious and special button; written by a retired teacher and Sylva resident.

Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Out Across the Nowhere by Amy Willoughby-Burle

New book with WNC connection:

Out Across the Nowhere by Amy Willoughby-Burle (Press 53 trade paper, October 2012, 110 pages, $12.95).

“These stories give a reader the vivid language and compelling narratives that are the trademark of the best short stories. 'Out Across the Nowhere' is an astonishing debut,” says award-winning author Ron Rash; written by an Asheville author.

Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Essential Occupation by Steve Brooks

New book with WNC connection:

Essential Occupation by Steve Brooks (New Native Press trade paper, October 2012, 42 pages, $12.00).

“From the vantage point of a favorite seat in the Common Café of Time,” the book description reads, “Steve Brooks takes us to the center of the poet’s soul, asking the hardest yet the best questions of himself and others who would call themselves poets;” written by a local poet. See author website.

Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Why the Clown Wouldn't Smile by Olson Huff

New book with WNC connection:

Why the Clown Wouldn’t Smile by Olson Huff (Grateful Steps hardback, November 2012, 40 pages, many color illustrations, $14.95).

Author events:

Tue., Dec. 4, 2012 at the Moore Center in Montreat, time t.b.a.;

2 p.m., Sun., Dec. 9, 2012 at White Horse Black Mountain sponsored by Grateful Steps;

6 p.m., Fri., Dec. 14, 2012 at…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 8:56pm — No Comments

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