BJ Hollars - Northwoods Book Festival
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.
The Northwoods Book Festival is a joint project of six libraries in northern Wisconsin: Boulder Junction Public Library, Frank B. Koller Memorial Library in Manitowish Waters, Mercer Public Library, Minocqua Public Library, Presque Isle Community Library, and Winchester Public Library. It crosses three county lines–Iron, Oneida and Vilas–to bring communities together.
All programs are free and open to the public. Events will be held at each participating library, and patrons are encouraged to attend events at all of our participating locations.
The 2017 Northwoods Book Festival series is also sponsored by a grant from the St. Matthias Thrift Shop in Minocqua, Wisconsin.
For more information, visit www.NorthwoodsBookFest.org