The One Story Literary Debutante Ball is a benefit that celebrates the literary magazine’s debut writers, and honors the one writer who’s been an exceptional mentor to others. The highlight of the benefit will be the formal “presentation” of One Story authors who have published their debut books in the past year:
- Robin Black, If I Loved You I Would Tell You This (Random House)
- Susanna Daniel, Stiltsville (HarperCollins)
- Seth Fried, The Great Frustration (Soft Skull Press)
- Jerry Gabriel, Drowned Boy (Sarabande Books)
- Jim Hanas, Why They Cried (ECW Press)
Each writer will be escorted by an established author and/or editor who has been a mentor to them, and, this year, One Story will also honor novelist/memoirist Dani Shapiro for her years of extraordinary support of emerging writers.
All proceeds from the ball will benefit One Story, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and aid in its mission to support the art form of the short story and the authors who write them. The ball, which will be hosted from 7-11pm, will feature specialty cocktails, music, dancing, and a silent art auction. Tickets start at $50 apiece and you can purchase them here.
For more info, contact Maribeth Batcha at email@example.com.
The Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Bergen St (F, G)
Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts (A, C, G)
Court St-Borough Hall (2, 3, 4, 5, M, R, W)