The Night of Writing Dangerously Write-a-thon

Welcome to the 2016 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 tenth annual Night of Writing Dangerously Write-a-thon!

Start fundraising now to attend the 2016 Night of Writing Dangerously!

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 on our Facebook page.

When: Sunday, November 20, 2016, 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!

Where: The 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

  1. Your mission, if you choose to accept it: raise $300 for the nonprofit behind NaNoWriMo.
  2. As soon as you’ve raised at least $300, 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.

Set up your Night of Writing Dangerously fundraising page!


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.

Last year, 299 dangerous writers raised over $56,000—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!

#NaNoWriMo #NOWD #readytowrite #readytoparty #samething

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The 2016 Grand Prizes for Top Fundraisers

This year’s grand prizes for our top fundraisers include:

  • A laptop from our friends at Scrivener.
  • Life Coach For Writers sessions with children’s book editor and author, Kendra Levin.
  • A beautiful 9.7 inch iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard from Ulysses, along with a license for their software.
  • A beautiful and innovative Freewrite for distraction-free noveling.
  • One full editorial assessment and one cover design from Reedsy.

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 ticket price.

In 2016, the baskets will include these awesome prizes:

Night of Writing Dangerously Swag

This year’s swag is being finalized, but last year, 2015 attendees received:

  • 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!

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


Write-a-thon Sponsors

If you would like to become a sponsor of the 2016 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.

The 2016 Write-a-thon Sponsors

Scrivener
Ulysses
Sudwerk Brewery
Reedsy
Freewrite
Oakland Zoo
Pier 39
Oakland Zoo
Pier 39
Writing Maps
Magnetic Poetry
Writing Maps
Magnetic Poetry
Atlas Coffee
Out of Print
Atlas Coffee
Out of Print
Now Novel
San Francisco Playhouse
Now Novel
San Francisco Playhouse
Blaze Pizza
Book Club of California
Blaze Pizza
Book Club of California
California Shakespeare Company
Games by Playdate
California Shakespeare Theater
Games by Playdate
Lagunitas Brewery
Lasseter Family Winery
Lagunitas Brewery
Lasseter Family Winery
Walt Disney Family Museum
A.L. Robertson
Walt Disney Family Museum
A. Louise Robertson