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Sherrie Flick Speaks at Upcoming Bleasby Colloquium

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Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017

As part of the Bleasby Colloquia Series, the Westminster College Department of English and Public Relations presents fiction writer Sherrie Flick. Flick will read excerpts from her latest collection Whiskey, Etc. on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in Mueller Theater, located in McKelvey Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Sherrie published her debut novel Reconsidering Happiness with Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press as part of their Flyover Fiction series in 2009. It was a semi-finalist for the VCU First Novelist Award. Chuck Kinder, American novelist, called it “A big beautiful Buick of a book.” She is also author of the award-winning flash fiction chapbook I Call This Flirting (Flume, 2004). John McNally warned, “These are late-night stories, told after midnight, a femme fatale whispering sad and unraveled and lusty tales into your ear.”

Her stories are included in many anthologies, including: Winesburg, Indiana (Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 2015) edited by Michael Martone and Bryan Furuness; Flashed: Sudden Stories in Prose and Comics (Pressgang, Butler University, Indianapolis, 2015). Her essay “Flash in a Pan” appears in The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction, 2009, edited by Tara Masih.

To learn more about Sherrie Flick, visit her website:

This colloquium is part of the George Bleasby Colloquia series of literary events in honor of the late Dr. Bleasby, who chaired the Westminster College Department of English from 1954-1975.  These programs are presentations by department faculty, featured speakers, and majors on individual scholarship, interests and creative projects.

For more information, contact Dr. David Swerdlow at or 724-946-7345.