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 2018 Mentor of the Year, Alexander Chee. The ball will feature specialty cocktails and appetizers, live music, and dancing.
The highlight of the ball will be the formal “presentation” of our Literary Debutantes: One Story authors who have published their debut books in the past year.
- Kendra Fortmeyer, Hole in the Middle (Soho Teen), author of “Things I Know to Be True”
- Chelsey Johnson, Stray City (Custom House), author of “Between Ship and Ice”
- Cheston Knapp, Up Up, Down Down (Scribner), author of “A Minor Momentousness in the History of Love”
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 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.
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 .