May – October 2013
Darby Nelson, author of For Love of Lakes
“We say we love our lakes yet we not only allow but participate in their deterioration. To love something is to protect it, to keep it from harm. What explains this paradoxical relationship between humans and lakes? Darby’s talk based on his book, For Love of Lakes, explores this puzzle. Using Powerpoint, he will blend together basic elements of lake ecology and the human behaviors that explain our odd relationship with the lakes we love.”
B.J. Hollars is the author of two books of nonfiction, a short story collection, and has also served as editor for three anthologies. An assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, he lives a simple existence with his wife, son, dog, and their books.
B.J. Hollars: Sightings: Stories. In addition to his short stories and editing work, B.J. Hollars is the author of two books of nonfiction, Thirteen Loops: Race, Violence and The Last Lynching in America and Opening Doors: The Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Tuscaloosa. Part of the Chippewa Valley Book Festival