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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
"Poignant in so many ways!   "
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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
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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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Julia Nunnally Duncan at Marion Branch McDowell County Public Library

October 24, 2018 from 4pm to 5pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be launching her new poetry collection A Neighborhood Changes (Finishing Line Press, 2018) at a book presentation and signing to be held at the McDowell County Public Library in Marion on October 24.See More
Sep 21

Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award, 1955 - present

Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award through the years

 

The award, presented annually by the Western North Carolina Historical Association and Dr. and Mrs. E. Frank Edwinn, is given for outstanding literary achievement to individuals from Western North Carolina or who have written on regional topics. 

 

1955: Wilma Dykeman for “The French Broad”

1956: Glenn Tucker for “Tecumseh: Vision of Glory”

1957: Floyd C. Watkins for “Thomas Wolfe’s Characters”

1958: John Parris for “My Mountains, My People”

1959: Olive Tilford Dargan for “The Spotted Hawk”

1960: Luther Robinson for “We Made Peace with Polio”

1961: David English for “Human Gold from Southern Hills”

1962: Ina W. Van Noppen for “Stoneman’s Last Raid”

1963: no award given                                            

1964: Bruce R. McElderry, Jr. for “Thomas Wolfe”

1965: no award given

1966: Glenn Tucker for “Zeb Vance: Champion of  Personal  Freedom”

1967: Michael Frome for “Strangers in High Places”

1968: Neal Austin “A Biography of Thomas Wolfe”

1969: Harley E. Jolley for “The Blue Ridge Parkway”

1970: Dell B. Wilson for “The Grandfather and the Globe”

1971: Rodney Leftwich for “The Arts and Crafts of the Cherokee”

1972: Moffitt Sinclair Henderson for “A Long, Long Day for November”

1973: Ina and John Van Noppen for “Western North Carolina Since the Civil War

1974: Ruby J. Lanier for “Blanford Barnard Doughterty: Mountain Educator”

1975: The Appalachian Consortium for various efforts

1976: Francis Hulme for “Mountain Measure: A Southern Appalachian Verse Notebook”

1977: Frank L. FitzSimons for “From the Banks of the Oklawaha, Vol. I”

1978: Charlotte Young for “Day of Miracles”

1979: Theda Perdue for “Slavery and the Evolution of Cherokee Society, 1540-1866”

1980: Jim Wayne Miller for “The Mountains Have Come Closer”

1981: Douglas Swaim for “Cabins and Castles: The History & Architecture of Buncombe County, North Carolina

1982: Ronald D. Eller for “Miners, Millhands, and Mountaineers”

1983: Lucy S. Herring            for “Strangers No More”

1984: John Ehle for “Last One Home”

1985: Loyal Jones for “Minstrel of the Appalachians: The Story of Bascom Lamar Lunsford”

1986: Patricia Duane Beaver for “Rural Community in the Appalachian South”

1987: Gail Godwin for “A Southern Family”

1988: Durwood Dunn for “Cades Cove: The Life & Death of a Southern Appalachian Community, 1818-1937”

1989: John C. Inscoe for “Mountain Masters: Slavery and the Secional Crisis in Western North Carolina

1991: no award given                                

1992: Kathryn Striping Byer for “Wildwood Flower: Poems”

1993: Howard Dorgan for “The Airwaves of Zion: Radio and Religion in Appalachia”

1994: Reuben A. Holden and Mark T. Banker for “Warren Wilson College: A Centennial  History”         

1995: Jerry W. Williamson for “Hillbillyland: What the Movies Did to the Mountains & What the Mountains Did to the Movies” 

1996: Robert Isbell for “The Last Chivaree: The Hicks Family of Beech Mountain”

1997: Charles Frazier for “Cold Mountain” 

1998: Barbara S. Duncan for “Living Stories of the Cherokee”

1999: Tommy Hays for “In the Family Way: A Novel” 

2000: Judy Jordan for “Carolina Ghost Woods: Poems”

2001: Robert Brunk, editor, for “May We All Remember Well, Volume II”

2002: Rob Amberg for “Sodom Laurel Album”

2003: Leon Fink for “The Maya of Morganton” 

2004: no award given

2005: Richard A. Straw & H. Tyler Blethen, editors, for “High Mountains Rising: Appalachia In Time And Place

2006: Michael McFee for “Shinemaster: Poems” 

2007: Lee Smith for “On Agate Hill”

2008: Ron Rash for “Chemistry & Other Stories”

2009: Bruce Johnson for “Grove Park Inn”

2010: Wayne Caldwell for “Requiem by Fire”

2011: Heather Newton for “Under the Mercy Trees”

2012: Kathryn Newfont for Blueridge Commons:  Environmental Activism and Forest History in Western North Carolina

--compiled and updated by The Read on WNC

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