EC Professor Dr. Ezekiel Jarvis Revives Writing Project to Raise Money for Libraries
March 17, 2022
EUREKA – Eureka College creative writing professor Dr. Ezekiel Jarvis is bringing back his choose-your-own-adventure story project to raise money for a trio of libraries.
Jarvis, who first launched the experimental writing project to raise money for local charities in 2019, is reviving it for National Library Week (April 3-9).
This time, readers can choose the path of Jarvis’ story by donating to either Rhinelander Public Library (in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, where Jarvis grew up), the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation (in Milwaukee, where he went to graduate school) or the Bloomington Public Library (in Bloomington, where Jarvis lives now).
The project will start with a compelling introduction that ends with a cliffhanger. What happens next is determined by which library receives the most donations at the end of each round. The project will consist of three rounds of fundraising and the finished product will include four sections.
Jarvis’ work has appeared in Moon City Review, 2 Bridges Review, and Posit, among other places. He is the author of five books, including So Anyway …, In A Family Way, Lifelong Learning, The Three of Them and Antisocial Norms. In 2020, Jarvis was recipient of Eureka College’s Helen Cleaver Distinguished Teaching Award.
Located in Eureka, Illinois, and chartered in 1855, Eureka College cultivates excellence in learning, service and leadership while providing students uniquely personalized and custom educational opportunities.
Originally founded by abolitionist members of Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eureka College holds the unique distinction of being the first college in Illinois and only the third in the nation to admit men and women on an equal basis. The College, which is located on nearly 70 wooded acres in central Illinois, is the smallest of only 24 colleges and universities to ever award a bachelor’s degree to a future President of the United States.