One Story has postponed our Literary Debutante Ball to the fall of 2020.
We will be announcing a new date soon.
A Celebration of Emerging Writers
509 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
The Literary Debutante Ball is a benefit that celebrates One Story, honors our Literary Debutantes, and raises a glass to our 2020 Distinguished Alum, Celeste Ng. The ball will feature specialty cocktails and appetizers, live music, and dancing.
The highlight of the ball will be the formal “presentation” of our Literary Debutantes: One Story authors who have published their debut books in the past year.
- Chuck Augello, The Inexplicable Grey Space We Call Love (Duck Lake Books), author of “Cool City”
- Ayşe Papatya Bucak, The Trojan War Museum (W.W. Norton), author of “Good Fortune”
- Christina Hammonds Reed, The Black Kids (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers), author of “The Black Kids”
Each writer will be escorted by an established author and/or editor who has been a mentor to them.
All proceeds from the Ball will benefit One Story Inc., an award-winning, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit committed to supporting the art form of the short story and the authors who write them—through publication, education, community, and mentorship.
No one under 21 years old will be admitted.
Higher level individual, corporate, and in-kind sponsorships are now available and most welcome. For complete details and benefits of donating to One Story, contact Maribeth Batcha at.