A very cool One Story benefit event is happening on Friday, May 21, in New York: the One Story Literary Debutante Ball: A Celebration of Emerging Writers.
The event will celebrate One Story's debut and emerging authors. I was kindly invited/included as one of the latter.
My story "America's Finest City" will be one of the featured stories. And get this: Artists, performers and filmmakers will be producing original works based on the night's featured stories. These works will then later be auctioned.
The night will also feature a presentation of authors who have made their debut in One Story. These writers will be escorted by an established author.
And did I mention that John Hodgman is the MC? Or that Dan Chaon, Michael Cunningham, Colson Whitehead, Jim Shepard and many other fine writer people will be there?
I live in Southern California. And the event is in Brooklyn. And I have three small children. So I'm still trying to figure out if I can attend. If you're in the NY area, definitely check it out and support a great cause.