Fox Cities Book Festival: A Reading and Conversation with B.J. Hollars


The 10th Annual Fox Cities Book Festival presents an event with author, BJ Hollars. After stumbling upon a book of photographs depicting extinct animals, author and UW-Eau Claire English professor B.J. Hollars became fascinated by the creatures that are no longer with us; specifically, extinct birds. How,he wondered, could we preserve so beautifully on film what we’ve failed to preserve in life? Join Hollars for a reading from “Flock Together: A Love Affair with Extinct Birds” as well as a conversation on what we can do to save threatened species, as well as ourselves.

This Fox Cities Book Festival event is free and open to all interested individuals. The presentation will take place in the first floor Shattuck Community Room at the Neenah Public Library, please join us for a wonderful event! 

About the Author
"B.J. Hollars is the author of several books, most recently "Flock Together: A Love Affair With Extinct Birds", "From the Mouths of Dogs: What Our Pets Teach Us About Life, Death, and Being Human", as well as a collection of essays, "This Is Only A Test". Additionally, he has also written "Thirteen Loops: Race, Violence and the Last Lynching in America", "Opening the Doors: The Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Civil Rights in Tuscaloosa", "Dispatches from the Drownings: Reporting the Fiction of Nonfiction", and "Sightings." Hollars serves as a mentor for Creative Nonfiction, a contributing blogger for Brain, Child and Michigan Quarterly Review, and the founder and executive director of the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild. An associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, he lives a simple existence with his wife, their children, and their dog."

October 13 @ 01:00 pm
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Everyone is welcome. If accommodations are needed to attend, please contact the library administrative office at 920-886-6301 or by email at least 24 hours in advance of the program.