Tickets for the 2016 Literary Debutante Ball are now sold out! Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets.
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 2016 Mentor of the Year, Jim Shepard. The ball will feature specialty cocktails, music, and dancing.
The highlight of the ball will be the formal “presentation” of our Literary Debutantes: six One Story authors who have published their debut books in the past year.
- Brian Booker, Are You Here for What I’m Here For? (Bellevue Literary Press), author of “A Drowning Accident”
- Kim Brooks, The Houseguest (Counterpoint), author of “Do You Like It Here?”
- Matthew Cheney, Blood: Stories (Black Lawrence Press), author of “Blood”
- Charles Haverty, Excommunicados (University of Iowa Press), author of “Storm Windows”
- Naomi Williams, Landfalls (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), author of “Snow Men”
- Cote Smith, Hurt People (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), author of “Hurt People”
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 .