2024 Literary Debutante Ball – The Photos

On Wednesday, May 1, 2024 our writers, readers, students, supporters, staff and fans came together at the One Story Literary Debutante Ball to celebrate four literary debutantes and hear from honoree Alice McDermott. You can read her inspirational speech over at Lit Hub, and learn about these amazing debut books in our interviews with ’Pemi Aguda, Puloma Ghosh, Uche Okonkwo, and Shannon Sanders.

The pictures below showcase the highlight of the evening–our debutante procession–where One Story writers are escorted down the aisle by a mentor and announced to the literary community. They also reflect the joy of the event. To see the complete photo album from the ball, go here. Thanks to everyone who helped make this night an incredible success!

All photos by Miria-Sabina Maciągiewicz