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

BJ Hollars
Titles
  • Associate Professor
Departments
  • English
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B.J. Hollars is the author of several books, most recently The Road South: Personal Stories of the Freedom Riders,  Flock Together: A Love Affair With Extinct BirdsFrom 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 AmericaOpening the Doors: The Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Civil Rights in TuscaloosaDispatches from the Drownings: Reporting the Fiction of Nonfiction, and Sightings.  In the fall of 2019, his forthcoming book, Midwestern Strange: Hunting Monsters, Martians and the Weird in Flyover Country, will be released.  

Hollars serves as a mentor for Creative Nonfiction, 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.

 


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)
Published Research