Sherrie Flick, author of Whiskey, Etc.
Presented in Partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Tuesday, August 16 at 6 pm
This event is free and open to the public, registration is requested.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main
2nd Floor, International Poetry Reading Room
4400 Forbes Ave in Oakland
Strolling like a possum through neighborhood yards, Sherrie Flick takes it all in: the paperboy seduced over a glass of milk; the dinner prepared for a dead man; the boy on the foyer floor considering a spray of yellow paint. In Whiskey, Etc., it’s the particulars that draw you closer—the stained coffee cups, curled-up dogs, wood-burning stoves and canoes snug in their sheds—to a muddled loneliness housed behind crystalline windows. To follow Flick’s cowboy–possum saunter across these dazzling short (short) stories is to visit life, desperate and languid and dolefully funny, where it happens.
Sherrie Flick is the author of the novel Reconsidering Happiness, a semi-finalist for the VCU First Novelist award, and the flash fiction chapbook I Call This Flirting. Her flash fiction appears in many anthologies and journals, including Norton’s Flash Fiction Forward and New Sudden Fiction, Ploughshares, Booth, and SmokeLong. She has received fellowships from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Ucross Foundation, and Atlantic Center for the Arts. Flick lives in Pittsburgh where she works as a freelance writer and teaches in Chatham University’s MFA and Food Studies programs.