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Feb. 7 reading by creative writing professor celebrates Black History Month

January 18, 2012
B.J. Hollars
EAU CLAIRE — A member of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire English faculty will do a reading from his newly released book Feb. 7 in celebration of Black History Month.

The reading by B.J. Hollars, assistant professor of English, will begin at 7 p.m. at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in downtown Eau Claire. He will read from his book, "Thirteen Loops: Race, Violence, and the Last Lynching in America."

Books will be available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.

Hollars, who teaches creative writing, is the author of "Thirteen Loops: Race, Violence and the Last Lynching in America," (University of Alabama Press, 2011). He is the editor of "You Must Be This Tall To Ride: Contemporary Writers Take You Inside The Story," (Writer's Digest Books, 2009); "Monsters: A Collection of Literary Sightings," (Pressgang, 2011); and "Blurring the Boundaries: Explorations to the Fringes of Nonfiction," (University of Nebraska Press, 2012). His stories and essays have appeared in North American Review, Ninth Letter, The Southeast Review, among others, and his chapbook, "In Defense of Monsters," is forthcoming from Origami Zoo Press.

For more information about the Feb. 7 event or his book, contact B.J. Hollars at



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