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Flock Together: A Conversation About Extinct Birds & What They've Taught Us


Flock Together: A Conversation About Extinct Birds & What They've Taught Us

Sat., 9/30/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
After stumbling upon a book of photographs depicting extinct animals, author and UW-Eau Claire English professor B.J. Hollars became fascinated by the creatures that are no longer with us; specifically, extinct birds. How, he wondered, could we preserve so beautifully on film what we've failed to preserve in life?

Join Hollars for a presentation from "Flock Together: A Love Affair with Extinct Birds," as well as a conversation on what we can do to save threatened species, as well as ourselves.

Support for this program during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival provided by the Marathon County Public Library Foundation, the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library and Wisconsin Public Radio.

B.J. Hollars is the author of several books, most recently Flock Together, "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." 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.
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Brief: Author B.J. Hollars presents information about extinct birds from his book "Flock Together," and how we can save threatened species and ourselves. Free and no registration or tickets required.

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