The second annual Genre Ball will be held the Friday before Halloween at Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel New York. It's the costume party you've been waiting for, complete with fabulous prizes, delicious cocktails, dancing, free books, and famous authors wearing funny outfits and facepainting by Sheila J. Faces and tunes will be brought to you by Health Klub DJs.
One lucky winner of the costume contest will receive a free one night stay courtesy of our friends at Ace Hotel New York!
The dress code is cocktail attire and/or costumes: come dressed as your favorite literary genre, book, or fictional character.
The 2016 Genre Ball is hosted by:
- Nicole Dennis- Benn, Author of Here Comes The Sun
- James Hannaham, author of Delicious Foods
- Heidi Julavits, author of The Folded Clock
- Kelly Luce, author of Pull Me Under
- Anna Noyes, author of Goodnight Beautiful Women
- Hannah Pittard, author of Listen To Me
- Helen Phillips, author of Some Possible Solutions
- Lynne Tillman, author of What Would Lynne Tillman Do?
- Tony Tulathimutte, author of Private Citizens
- Teddy Wayne, author of Loner
6 - 8 pm Cocktail Reception - VIP Ticket Holders Only.
Electric Literature Headquarters - 3 Block from The Ace Hotel. 1140 Broadway, Suite 704, New York, NY 10001.
After cocktails, we'll go three blocks to the Ace Hotel to join the rest of the partiers for an evening of drinks, dancing to tunes, and a costume contest judged by our illustrious hosts.
8 - 11 pm - The Genre Ball, VIP and Partier Ticket Holders.
Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel New York, 20 W. 29th Street, New York, NY 10001.
Electric Literature would like to thank our generous 2016 Genre Ball Sponsors!
Gigawatt Sponsors: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux & Henry Holt.
Megawatt Sponsors: Grove Atlantic, HarperCollins, HMH Books & PGW.
There are three ticket levels available:
VERY IMPORTANT PARTIER - $200: Attend the Genre Ball at Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel New York and an exclusive VIP reception at the Electric Literature offices.
PARTIER - $100: Attend the Genre Ball at Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel New York.
VIP ONLY - $100: Attend the VIP reception at the Electric Literature offices with literary libations, hearty appetizers, and prize-winning authors.
PARTIER IN ABSENTIA: Support the Genre Ball from afar with a donation in the amount of your choosing.
Want a 15% discount? Become an Electric Literature member!
Electric Lit, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization, and all ticket purchases are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.
For any questions or for more information, please contact Ellen Claycomb at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out coverage of last year's fantastic event!
Pictures from the Photo Booth.
Electric Literature’s coverage.