Our annual Literary Debutante Ball celebrates One Story authors who are publishing their first books.
This year, we’re also honoring a past One Story author who has gone on to make a significant contribution to literature and the literary community. The 2019 Distinguished Alumni is Kelly Link, who published with One Story in 2005.
Kelly Link is the author of the collections Get in Trouble (a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction), Magic for Beginners, Stranger Things Happen, and Pretty Monsters. Her short stories have been published in Tin House, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, The Best American Short Stories, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. In 2018, she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. She was born in Miami, Florida, and currently lives with her husband and daughter in Northampton, Massachusetts.
We’ll be honoring Kelly along with our Literary Debutantes on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at the One Story Literary Debutante Ball at Roulette in Brooklyn. Tickets will go on sale March 1st.
Photo by Sharona Jacobs Photography LLC
Please join us for a One Teen Story launch party and fundraiser on September 18, 2012 at Littlefield in Brooklyn. We’ll be celebrating our new magazine with a 21+ homecoming dance featuring drinks, a DJ, and a homecoming court including some of today’s top young adult authors: Matt de la Pena, Adele Griffin, Emmy Laybourne, Rebecca Stead, Martin Wilson, and Gayle Forman, author of One Teen Story’s inaugural issue, “The Deadline.”
As for the King and Queen, well that can be you! All ticket buyers will be entered into a royalty drawing, as will anyone who supports us by shopping at the school store, buying a cookie at the bake sale, having a photo taken, or donating a small amount. Doors open at 8:00pm. The King and Queen will be crowned at 10:00.
This event is a Bookend Event of The Brooklyn Book Festival. Tickets for the dance are a $25 donation and are on sale now online at Littlefield’s website. Get your tickets now, before they sell out!