This time of social distancing has led to postponed or cancelled events and severe limits on our ability to physically gather together. To continue our mission of promoting a vigorous program in the humanities statewide, the West Virginia Humanities Council is developing new, original in-house programming for delivery online and in social media spaces, to help foster and sustain a sense of community and connection during a time when many may feel isolated.
This series shares videos of West Virginia poets reading original work, recorded in their own homes or other personal spaces. You can watch the videos below or click through to the playlist on YouTube.
In a partnership with the West Virginia University Press, the Council reprinted new editions of several important West Virginia literary works. One of these was Uncle Abner: Master of Mysteries (1918 & 2015) by Melville Davisson Post. In the series Mysterious Mondays, listeners can follow eight stories as Uncle Abner uses his "uncanny observation coupled with a simple logic to solve mysteries that always pit the good, hardworking countryman against the unscrupulous, cowardly wrongdoer." (From The West Virginia Encyclopedia) You can watch the series below or click through to playlist on YouTube.
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