Libby Flores

Libby Flores

Director of Audience Engagement and Digital Project, BOMB magazine | NYC Director, the Freya Project

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. She’s 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.

Writing Outside Your Experience: Listening, Learning, and Working to Get It Right

Maroney Theater, 7th floor

“All fiction writers, regardless of our cultural backgrounds, must acknowledge the privileges and responsibilities that come with the job,” notes Kirsten Chen in “Am I Chinese Enough to Tell This Story?” ( It is important to question why and how we are telling stories, particularly when they lie outside our experience. A group of fiction […]