Please join us on Tuesday, May 14, 7pm-9pm at Elsa Bar in Brooklyn, NY to support the Women’s Freedom Fund.
Readings by Libby Flores, Jessica Gross, Leah Johnson, Halimah Marcus, & KC Trommer
All proceeds from this event support the Women’s Freedom Fund.
The Women’s Freedom Fund provides direct financial assistance to individuals seeking abortion care. Their mission is to work toward reproductive justice for all people, and to provide financial assistance without judgment or question to people who seek an abortion but are unable to pay the full cost.
The Women’s Freedom Fund is committed to working toward a future where no person faces a financial barrier to the care they need. They believe abortion is healthcare, and will not stop fighting until reproductive healthcare is accessible to everyone.
The Women’s Freedom Fund is 100% donor funded and the only independent fund of its kind in the state of Colorado.
Meet Our Readers
These five women will read stories and essays about a time they made their point.
Libby Flores is a 2008 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow. Her short fiction has appeared in American Short Fiction, Post Road Magazine, Tin House/ The Open Bar, The Guardian, The Rattling Wall, Paper Darts, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She is the former Director of Literary Programs at PEN Center USA. In 2018 she directed the second annual Believer Festival and is currently the Director of Audience Engagement and Digital Projects at BOMB magazine and the NYC Director of the Freya Project. Libby holds an MFA in creative writing from Bennington College. She lives in Brooklyn, but will always be a Texan. She is represented by Sarah Bowlin at Aevitas Creative Management.
Jessica Gross's nonfiction has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and The Paris Review Daily, among other places. Her debut novel, Hysteria, will be published by The Unnamed Press in fall 2020. She teaches at Eugene Lang College at The New School.
Leah Johnson is a hopeless Midwesterner currently moonlighting as a New Yorker. She is a graduate of the fiction writing MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College and currently works in web editorial at Catapult. Her essays, interviews and short fiction have been published by Electric Lit, The Adroit Journal, Bustle, The Establishment, HuffPost, and elsewhere. Her debut YA novel, YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN (Scholastic, 2020) is forthcoming.
Halimah Marcus is the Executive Director of Electric Literature, an innovative digital publisher based in Brooklyn, and the Editor-in-Chief of its weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading. Her own work has appeared in Indiana Review, Gulf Coast, One Story, the Out There podcast, and elsewhere. She is the co-chair of the Brooklyn Book Festival Fiction Committee and has an MFA from Brooklyn College.
KC Trommer is the author of the debut poetry collection We Call Them Beautiful (Diode Editions, 2019) and the chapbook The Hasp Tongue (dancing girl press, 2014). She is the founder of the audio project QUEENSBOUND and is the Assistant Director of Communications at NYU Gallatin. She lives in Jackson Heights, Queens, with her son.
100% of your ticket prices will support The Women’s Freedom Fund.
Support the essential voices of female writers and this incredible organization all at once.