Get your WORD on at the Debutante Ball!

Bnb (640x536)At this year’s Literary Debutante Ball, we’ll be doing something new: hosting a WORD SALE!

Over 50 authors have “donated” words to One Story for this project. Each word will be beautifully printed and ready for framing, and will come with a definition, as well as a SECRET SENTENCE written by the author. Junot Díaz, Karen Russell, Tobias Wolff, Jonathan Lethem, Ann Patchett, Colson Whitehead, Meg Wolitzer, Chris Ware, Aleksander Hemon, Nathan Englander, Jennifer Egan, Sloane Crosley, Jim Shepard, Andrea Barrett, Amy Hempel, Etgar Keret, Aimee Bender and many, many more will be taking part.

We’ll also have words & sentences available from your favorite “classic” authors, such as Franz Kafka, Herman Melville, Marcel Proust, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Virginia Woolf, George Eliot, Jane Austen and Willa Cather. As well as something no sentence can live without: PUNCTUATION!

Prices will range from $10-$250. All proceeds will be donated toward One Story’s mission: to celebrate the art form of the short story and support the writers who write them.

We’ll have a photo booth, so people can form their own “sentences” with friends, using the words and punctuation they’ve gathered throughout the night. So get your WORD on. It’s going to be a fantastic evening for verbophiles, and tickets are almost sold out! Buy yours today.

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