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The Literary Debutante Ball
A Celebration of Emerging Writers

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014, 7pm - 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 Mentor of the Year, the award-winning author Colum McCann, for his exceptional support of other writers. The ball will feature specialty cocktails, music, and dancing.

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

  • Molly Antopol, The UnAmericans (W.W. Norton)
  • Rachel Cantor, A Highly Unlikely Scenario (Melville House)
  • Amelia Kahaney, The Brokenhearted (HarperTeen)
  • Celeste Ng, Everything I Never Told You (Penguin)
  • David James Poissant, The Heaven of Animals (Simon & Schuster)
  • James Scott, The Kept (Harper)
  • Ben Stroud, Byzantium (Graywolf)

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.

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 .

No one under 21 years old will be admitted.

** A limited number of $75 tickets will go on sale starting April 10, 2014.

Buy Tickets:
Enter the Ball: $75
  • 1 ticket to benefit
Take a Bow: $125
  • 1 ticket to benefit
  • An official thank you and recognition in a printed issue of One Story
Corsage: $250
  • 1 ticket to benefit and VIP pre-party
  • An official thank you and recognition in a printed issue of One Story
Bouquet: $500
  • 2 tickets to the benefit and VIP pre-party
  • An official thank you and recognition in 3 printed issues of One Story
  • Special acknowledgment on all signage and materials distributed at benefit
Benefit Committee: $1000
  • 4 tickets to the benefit and VIP pre-party
  • Acknowledgment on all benefit materials
  • Inclusion in a group thank-you ad on an issue of One Story
  • Acknowledgment on One Story’s masthead for one full year

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