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The Literary Debutante Ball
A Celebration of Emerging Writers

Friday, May 6th 2016, 7:30pm-11pm

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 2016 Mentor of the Year. The ball will feature specialty cocktails, music, and dancing.

The highlight of the ball will be the formal “presentation” of our Literary Debutantes: five One Story authors who have published their debut books in the past year.

2016 Debutantes:

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, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and aid its mission to celebrate the art form of the short story and support the writers who write them.

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 .

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  • Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Kathleen Hansen
  • Henry Holt & Company
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  • Paul Vidich
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  • Michelle Brower
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  • Faye Bender Literary Agency
  • Kimberly Ford
  • Rebecca Gradinger
  • Lex & Helen Haris
  • David A. Karpa
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  • Reid Sherline
  • Thom Votteler
  • Ellen Weeren
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  • Nicole Aragi
  • Julie Barer
  • Maribeth Batcha
  • Ruth Cohen
  • Rob Raich
  • Dani Shapiro
  • Hannah Tinti