B.J. Hollars, M.F.A.

BJ Hollar
Titles
  • Associate Professor
Departments
  • English
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B.J. Hollars is the author of several books, most recently "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." Next year, "Flock Together: A Love Affair With Extinct Birds" will be published by the University of Nebraska Press.

Hollars serves as a mentor for Creative Nonfiction, the reviews editor for Pleiades, and a contributing blogger for Brain,Child and Michigan Quarterly Review. In addition, he is the founder of the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild.


Teaching Interests
  • Creative writing
  • Nonfiction
  • Civil Rights
  • Animals
  • Environment
Responsibilities
  • Founder/Director of the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild
  • Faculty Advisor for NOTA
Research and Creative Activities
  • Creative writing
  • Nonfiction
  • Civil Rights
  • Animals
  • Environment
Education
  • M.F.A., The University of Alabama (Creative Writing)
  • B.A., Knox College (English Literature and Education)