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The Literary Debutante Ball
A Celebration of Emerging Writers

Friday, May 15th, 2015, 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 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 .

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 acknowledgement on all signage and materials distributed at benefit
Benefit Committee: $1000
  • 4 tickets to the benefit and VIP pre-party
  • Acknowledgement on all benefit materials
  • Inclusion in a group thank-you ad on an issue of One Story
  • Acknowledgement on One Story’s masthead for one full year

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