Noted author James Still reads his short story "A Ride on the Short Dog," and the poems "I Was Born Humble," "Uncle Ambrose," "Heritage," "White Highways," "Spring on Troublesome Creek," and "Apple Trip" to a group of students at Clinch Valley College (now UVA-Wise). This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access television to southwestern Virginia.
December 28, 2018 Subject:
James Still and Jesse Stuart are my favorite writers. To get to hear James Still reading poetry is absolutely amazing. I had no idea this even existed. Though not a native of East KY, his love for the hills and hollers of the Appalachian Mountains and the years he spent living in Knott County certainly qualifies him as being a true Hillbilly. I came to know some of his characters from Troublesome Creek as though they were my own family....Uncle Jolly and his mare Ginnypeg being my favorite. Thanks for posting this rare and priceless footage of Mr Still..