Online Exquisite Fundraising Event
Join us on June 22nd at 7:00pm ET, when we’ll help you kick off your summer with forty-five minutes of literary fun at the One Story Online Exquisite Fundraising Event.
Watch a live exquisite corpse, learn about the impact that One Story has had on writers, readers, and students, and hear from each of the writers we’ve published this past year.
We’ll also be celebrating nine literary debutantes and their debut books. Most of these authors published their first book during the pandemic, an incredibly difficult time to release a debut.
- Mike Alberti, Some People Let You Down (University of North Texas Press), author of “Prairie Fire”
- Chuck Augello, The Revolving Heart (Black Rose Writing), author of “Cool City”
- Ayşe Papatya Bucak, The Trojan War Museum (W.W. Norton), author of “Good Fortune”
- Megan Cummins, If the Body Allows It (University of Nebraska Press), author of “Aerosol”
- Emma Duffy-Comparone, Love Like That: Stories (Henry Holt & Co.), author of “The Zen Thing”
- Jen Fawkes, Mannequin and Wife (LSU Press), author of “Mastermind”
- Thomas Grattan, The Recent East (MCD Books/ FSG), author of “Foreign Girls”
- Dantiel W. Moniz, Milk Blood Heat (Grove Atlantic), author of “Necessary Bodies”
- Christina Hammonds Reed, The Black Kids (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers), author of “The Black Kids”
Each has prepared their own debutante walk which will fill you with bookish joy.
You can attend the event and donate at our GiveLively page. Our writers deserve your applause and One Story needs your support.
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.