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The Literary Debutante Ball
A Celebration of Emerging Writers

When:
Friday, May 15th, 2015, 7pm - 11pm

Where:
Roulette
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 2015 Mentors of the Year, Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady. The ball will feature specialty cocktails, music, and dancing.

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

2015 Debutantes:

  • Mia Alvar, In the Country (Knopf)
  • Matthew Baker, If You Find This (Little Brown)
  • Austin Bunn, The Brink (Harper Perennial)
  • Scott Cheshire, High as the Horses’ Bridles (Henry Holt)
  • Diane Cook, Man V. Nature (Harper)
  • Katie Coyle, Vivian Apple at the End of the World (HMH Books)
  • Andrew Roe, The Miracle Girl (Algonquin)
  • Matt Sumell, Making Nice (Henry Holt)
  • Ted Thompson, The Land of Steady Habits (Little Brown)
  • Anne Valente, By Light We Knew Our Names (Dzanc)

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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2015 Leadership Circle

Foundation & Corporate Support:
  • Amazon.com
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • New York State Council on the Arts
  • New York State Literary Presenters
  • Lily Auchincloss Foundation
Marquis:
  • BookBaby
  • Emke Family Foundation
  • The John S. Hilson Family Fund
Sponsor:
  • Anonymous
  • Aragi Inc.
  • The Authors Guild
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • The Gernert Co.
  • Harper/Harper Perennial
  • Bill & Maria Spears
Benefit Committee:
  • Barer Literary LLC
  • Dona Bolding & Roger Hamilton
  • Catapult
  • Ruth Cohen & Bob Usdin
  • Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Kathleen Hansen
  • Henry Holt & Company
  • Janklow & Nesbit Associates
  • Samira Kawash
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • Bernard Lumpkin & Carmine Boccuzzi
  • Paul Morris
  • The Raich Family
  • Kevin Reymond
  • Dani Shapiro & Michael Maren
  • Paul Vidich
  • Frank & Denie Weil
  • William Morris Endeavor
Friend:
  • Algonquin Books
  • Michelle Brower
  • Dzanc Books
  • Faye Bender Literary Agency
  • Kimberly Ford
  • Rebecca Gradinger
  • Lex & Helen Haris
  • David A. Karpa
  • Pen Parentis
  • Reid Sherline
  • Thom Votteler
  • Ellen Weeren
Board of Directors:
  • Nicole Aragi
  • Julie Barer
  • Maribeth Batcha
  • Ruth Cohen
  • Rob Raich
  • Dani Shapiro
  • Hannah Tinti