One Story Literary Debutante Ball

On April 29th, 2011, One Story is hosting our 2nd annual Literary Debutante Ball. This year we’re celebrating 5 One Story authors who have published their first books in the past year: Robin Black (If I Loved You I Would Tell You This), Susanna Daniel (Stiltsville), Seth Fried (The Great Frustration), Jerry Gabriel (Drowned boy)¬†and Jim Hanas (Why They Cried). We’re also honoring¬†the novelist and memoirist Dani Shapiro, for her extraordinary support of other writers. There will be food, specialty cocktails, music by Lapis Luna, and a silent auction of amazing art, curated by David Goodman. Our benefit committee this year is very hot: T Cooper, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Hage, Amy Hempel, A.M. Homes, Virginia Lawrence, Andrew McCarthy & Dolores Rice, Paul Morris, Leigh Newman, Maud Newton, George Saunders and Jim & Karen Shepard. If you haven’t got your ticket yet, buy one soon, we’re nearly sold out. All proceeds go to support One Story magazine, and our mission to save the short story. Hope to see you all there.