2015 Night of Writing Dangerously Write-a-thon

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Welcome to the 2015 Night of Writing Dangerously!

Behind on your word count? Want a great excuse to come out to San Francisco? Need a mid-November extravaganza of food, drink, and lots and lots of noveling?

We’ve got an event for you: the eighth annual Night of Writing Dangerously Write-a-thon!

A panorama of the Night of Writing Dangerously

The Details

What: Six hours of writing, accompanied by dinner and drinks in a ballroom overlooking the twinkling lights of downtown San Francisco. If you want to see just how classy this event really is, you can check out photos from the 2012 event on our Facebook page.

When: Sunday, November 15, 2015, 4:00 to 11:00 PM. Cocktail hour will be held in the bar from 4:00 to 5:00. The writing will begin when the ballroom opens at 5:00!

WhereThe Julia Morgan Ballroom, Merchants Exchange Building, 15th Floor, San Francisco, California.

Theme: Noir. Costumes are not required, but they are encouraged!

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How to Attend

Your mission, if you choose to accept it: raise $275 for the nonprofit behind NaNoWriMo by November 11.

As soon as you’ve raised at least $275, fill out this RSVP form! If you raise $425 or more, you can bring a guest: just RSVP with a “plus one” on your form.

  • Keep in mind that the ballroom we’ve rented can only seat 225 folks, so we have to limit attendance to the first 225 people who RSVP.


Why Attend?

Because we want to write with you and celebrate the incredible power of creativity! Plus, proceeds from the evening make our programs possible, including the classroom-based Young Writers Program, which supports project-based learning and writing literacy.

Last year, 380 dangerous writers raised over $63,000—money we’ve used to fund and improve our events. Come show your support this year by helping us reach our $70,000 fundraising goal! Plus, there’s so much in store for you:

Our 2015 Night of Writing Dangerously Swag

  • A tote bag inspired by our sleek and dangerous 2015 poster designed by Andy Gregg, filled with books and other treats from our sponsors.
  • Coffee from Atlas Coffee!
  • A life-altering amount of encouragement, inspiration, and writerly mojo.
  • Dinner, and a multitude of snacks, including a fully stocked candy buffet!
  • Free drinks from our open bar including beer, wine, and specialty cocktails like the Noveltini and Cosmonovelton.
  • A chance to get your author photo taken by professional photographer, Ken Goudey.
  • And much more!

The candy buffet is ready… #NOWD

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Grand Prizes for Top Fundraisers

Last year’s grand prizes for our top fundraisers included:

  • A fantasy writer’s dream package hand selected by our friends at Castle in the Air.
  • A brilliant poster display of your novel, designed and printed by Litographs.

Raffle Baskets

Everyone will have a chance to take home a basket of awesome prizes. Every attendee automatically gets five raffle tickets, then will receive an additional ticket for every $50 raised above the initial $275 ticket price.

The 2014 Night of Writing Dangerously Raffle Prizes

Last year, the baskets included these awesome prizes:

More questions? Find answers to Write-a-thon FAQs here.

2014 Write-a-thon Sponsors

If you would like to become a sponsor of the 2015 Night of Writing Dangerously by providing grand prizes, raffle basket items, food, beer, wine, candy or gifts for our 225 tote bags , please contact us! In return, we will shower you with thanks, list you on this page for up to a year, and include your name on our event program.

castle in the air


Half Price Books
Pier 39
Half Price Books Pier 39
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Borderlands Books
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Borderlands Books
The New Parkway Theater
City Lights Books
The New Parkway Theater City Lights Books
San Francisco Playhouse
mrs. dalloway's
San Francisco Playhouse Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore
San Francisco Ballet
Jordan Smith
San Francisco Ballet Jordan Smith
Storymatic BookBuzzr
San Francisco Dungeon
Whimsic Alley
San Francisco Dungeon Whimsic Alley
Writing Maps
Writing Maps Landmark Theatre
San Francisco Opera Grand Lake Theater
Book Passage Oakland Zoo
Dress Like a Pirate.com Latin@s in Kid Lit
Can’t Fail Cafe YA Buccaneers
Lagunitas Brewery Safeway
Breakfast on Mars Sky High Sports
The Freshman Fifteens We Need Diverse Books
The Sweet Sixteens Atlas Coffee Importers