C V Book Festival Presents: An Evening with the Authors Featuring B.J. Hollars
October 25th, 2019
An Evening with the Authors: B.J. Hollars on Things That Go Bump When You Write -- On Monsters, Martians, and the Search for the Truth in the Strange
Part memoir and part journalism, B.J. Hollars’ latest book, Midwestern Strange, offers a fascinating, funny, and quirky account of flyover folklore. By confronting monsters, Martians, and a cabinet of curiosities worth of strange phenomena in our own backyards, Hollars challenges readers to look beyond their presumptions and acknowledge that just because something is weird doesn’t mean it’s wrong. A little bit X-Files, a little bit Ghostbusters, and a whole lot of Sherlock Holmes, Hollars will describe his efforts to get to the bottom of many of our most tangled tales.
Enjoy a fun evening at Forage’s party space, including a chance to meet some of our visiting authors! This will include a selection of hearty appetizers prepared by Forage’s Chef, Michelle Thiede. This event includes a cash bar, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Our book sales committee will have copies of Midwestern Strange: Hunting Monsters, Martians and the Weird in Flyover Country available for purchase at this event. Please join us for an autographing session following the presentation.
B.J. Hollars is the author of several books, including his latest, Midwestern Strange: Hunting Monsters, Martians and the Weird in Flyover Country. Hollars is the recipient of the Truman Capote Prize for Literary Nonfiction, the Anne B. and James B. McMillan Prize, the The Wisconsin Writers Awards’s Norbert Blei/August Derleth Nonfiction Book Award , and the Society of Midland Authors Award. He is the founder and executive director of the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild and an associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.