English Events

Single Voice Reading Series Features Writer B.J. Hollars

Writer B.J. Hollars will read from his work at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center as part of Allegheny College’s Single Voice Reading Series. The event is free and open to the public.

B.J. Hollars was born in Monticello, Indiana in 1984. He graduated from Knox College, where he delivered an address as Class Speaker with former President Bill Clinton. He received his M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Alabama.

Hollars is the founder and executive director of the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild. He is an associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Hollars is the author of “Dispatches from the Drownings: Reporting the Fiction of Nonfiction,” “Thirteen Loops: Race, Violence and the Last Lynching in America,” and “This Is Only A Test.”  He is the author of several books, most recently Flock Together: A Love Affair With Extinct Birds, From the Mouths of Dogs: What Our Pets Teach Us About Life, Death, and Being Human. In April, The Road South: Personal Stories of the Freedom Riders will be published by the University of Alabama Press.

Hollars’s essays have appeared in The Rumpus, TriQuarterly, Brevity, The Collagist, North American Review, Quarterly West, and other literary journals. He is the winner of the Blei/Derleth Nonfiction Award (2014) and the Society of Midland Authors Adult Nonfiction Award (2012).

The Single Voice Reading Series continues with an appearance by poet Lily Hoang on March 15. For more information about the Single Voice Reading Series, contact Frederick F. Seely Professor of English Christopher Bakken at cbakken@allegheny.edu.

Allegheny Events: Writer B.J. Hollars (Single Voice Reading Series)

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

The Allegheny Review

THE ALLEGHENY REVIEW is currently assigning assistant and junior editors.

Responsibilities include reading submissions, editing and proof-reading, designing and assembling a national journal of undergraduate creative writing.

Contact Christopher Bakken cbakken@allegheny.edu for more information.

The Allegheny Review Vol. 33

The 2015 edition of The Allegheny Review is in!

With continual publication for over thirty years, The Allegheny Review is one of America’s few nationwide literary magazines dedicated exclusively to undergraduate works of poetry,
fiction, and nonfiction.  An editorial board made up of Allegheny students edits each issue of the magazine, with help from faculty adviser Christopher Bakken.  Awards in poetry and prose are selected by outside judges each year.

To order a copy, or to find out more, please visit The Allegheny Review website.


Professor Caballero and Professor Lo made it into The Campus!

Professor Caballero and Professor Lo both made it into the Allegheny College newspaper, The Campus, last week!

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Professor Caballero presented her talk titled “Transatlantic Masculinities: Travel Narratives and Models of Military Leadership in the South American Wars of Independence.” Her talk explored the “conceptualizations of masculinity and dynamics between Britain and South America” (The Campus). See the article here .

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Professor Lo organized The First-Generation Group Kickoff Dinner,” which allowed first-generation students to share their personal accounts, giving the students a space to let her voices be heard. See the article here.

We’re so proud! Way to go, you two!

M. Soledad Caballero to Give “Transatlantic Masculinities” Faculty Talk

Professor Caballero invites you to her faculty talk titled: “Transatlantic Masculinities: Travel Narratives and Models of Military Leadership in the South American Wars of Independence.”


The talk is about travel writing, conceptualizations of masculinity, and the dynamics between Britain and South American between the years 1800-1830.  These were the independence years for South America.

The talk will be this Wednesday, April 15th in Campus Center 301/302 at 7 PM and it should not last more than one hour.

There will be refreshments, if that’s an enticement!

Sigma Tau Delta’s Senior Project Book Fair

Come join Allegheny’s very own Sigma Tau Delta for their first ever annual English Senior Project Book Fair! There will be refreshments!


Sigma Tau Delta (ΣΤΔ) is an international collegiate honor society for students of English at four-year colleges and universities.

Important Dates

Senior projects being written this semester are due on November 21st.
Proposals & Creative Writing auditions for Spring ’15 senior projects are due on November 3rd.