Authors Sandra Yannone and Sherrie Flick read from new work.
About Boats for Women:
Silence, disaster, desire, hope. These cardinal directions navigated by Boats for Women plot intersections and transgressions of the personal and historical like a cartographer drafting a nautical chart.
Full of wit and humor, readers will find themselves immersed in big worlds contained in short narratives. From a woman who gets more than what she bargained for to a cowboy down on his luck, these complex stories serve up love and loss, longing and heartbreak, and cruelty and tenderness in poetic images and the most satisfying of moments.
Sherrie Flick is the author of the novel Reconsidering Happiness, the flash fiction chapbook I Call This Flirting, and the short story collection Whiskey, Etc., winner of the Foreword INDIES bronze prize and named one of Entropy's Best Fiction Books of 2016. Her fiction has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Ploughshares, SmokeLong Quarterly, W.W. Norton's Flash Fiction Forward, New Sudden Fiction, and New Micro. She has received grants and fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Heinz Endowments, Sewanee Writers' Conference, Ucross, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She works as a freelance writer and teaches in the Food Studies and MFA programs at Chatham University.
Sandra Yannone's interest in the Titanic disaster of 1912 sparked a dialogue with Ireland, the island where Titanic was built and her last port of call (Cobh, formerly Queenstown), and with other international sites connected with the disaster. Her poems, book reviews, and articles about the intersections of poetry and social justice have appeared in numerous journals including Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Women's Review of Books, The Gay and Lesbian Review (Worldwide), Calyx, and Seattle Review. Her work has received the Academy of American Poets Prize and an AWP Intro Award. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Currently, she is a Member of the Faculty at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA.