Affiliated Networks


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

Started by Rob Neufeld in Local History Aug 25, 2017.



Latest Activity

Susan True shared Rob Neufeld's discussion on Facebook
Sep 24
Susan True replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Act 5, Scene 1: Irene's Twilight Zone
"Soulfully beautiful."
Sep 24
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Act 5, Scene 1: Irene's Twilight Zone

Act 5, Scene 1: Irene’s Twilight Zone See whole poem, "The Main Show," and index of scenes.  (Spotlight opens on the lobby of the theater.  Characters who remain in the lobby enter the theater, which remains dark.  Joan the nurse tells the tour guide to also go in, and the narrator hangs back awhile.) Joan: Go ahead in. I’ll stay with my patient.Anyway, this is a family…See More
Sep 24
Phillip Elliott shared their photo on Facebook
Sep 5
Connie Regan-Blake posted events
Aug 28
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

Julia Nunnally Duncan at Little Switzerland Books and Beans

August 30, 2019 from 3pm to 6pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author at Little Switzerland Books and Beans on Friday, August 30, from 3-5. A book signing will follow. Julia will read from her latest books A Neighborhood Changes, A Part of Me, and A Place That Was Home.See More
Aug 26
Phillip Elliott commented on Phillip Elliott's album

Guide to Antebellum Flat Rock

"The introduction of my new publication, Guide to Antebellum Flat Rock will be launched on Sept 14 2019 at 1:30 PM at the Henderson County Court House 500 Main Street. A talk and a brief slide show follows with refreshments afterward. …"
Aug 23
Phillip Elliott posted photos
Aug 23
Nancy Werking Poling posted an event

Nancy Werking Poling at Black Mountain Library

June 15, 2019 from 3pm to 4pm
Can women rescue the planet from ecological disaster?Nancy Werking Poling will launch her new novel, WHILE EARTH STILL SPEAKS, set in WNC. She'll tell the stories behind the story: How did Mary (more crone than virgin) get into the narrative? And Mary Surratt, a co-conspirator of John Wilkes Booth?See More
Jun 10
Caroline McIntyre posted events
Apr 29
Rob Neufeld updated their profile
Apr 13
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Flat Rock history via a road

Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
Apr 8

live storytelling

  • Currently 5/5 stars.

Views: 465


You need to be a member of The Read on WNC to add comments!

Join The Read on WNC

Comment by Ol' John Brown on December 15, 2008 at 11:43am
I can relate to it a bit. I tell a few stories for family and friends now and then that change slowly like this. One of these was a really short old joke that grew into a full story over time. This one grew in reverse for some reason, keeping the main part of the old joke at the end.

As it grew I added some and took away the stuff that didn't work on my patient listeners. I like to play with the colorful wording as well because I love to hear the adjectives and such used well when I hear others tell stories. I find it interesting that what I hear in my head often sounds different coming out of my mouth to those listening, including myself.
Comment by Gary Carden on November 4, 2008 at 5:18pm
Well, it is a bit of a shock to see myself on TOGETHER WE READ. Of course, I'm not reading - I'm talking, and I'm wondering, is it possible that talking is a "creative art" like writing or poetry? Watching this little segment, I do realize that storytellers have an advantage. We can continually revise and edit whereas the poet and the fiction writer is caught forever, like a bug in amber. I've been telling "Blow the Tannery Whistle" for 25 years, and the story has changed ... very slowly. A nice adjective is added here and there ... maybe a little bit about Albert coaching me to tell Granny when we geto home that we "have been to a revival." If it doesn't add anything, I can leave it out .... next time. When I first told this story, it was 26 minutes long. Now, it has been edited down for my current DVD to one hour. Is there anyone out there that identifies with this process?

© 2019   Created by Rob Neufeld.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service