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!

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 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!

A photo posted by @sonofcoul on


How to Attend

Early-bird pricing is in effect until August 1!
 
Your mission, if you choose to accept it: raise $275 for the nonprofit behind NaNoWriMo by August 1. 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, 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! Here’s what Night of Writing Dangerously attendees in 2015 received:

The 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 A photo posted by National Novel Writing Month (@nanowrimo) on


The 2015 Grand Prizes for Top Fundraisers

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

  • A professional cover design and novel critique from our friends at BiblioCrunch.
  • The newly released Freewrite writing-device from Astrohaus.

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.

The 2014 Night of Writing Dangerously Raffle Prizes

In 2015, the baskets included these awesome prizes:

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 2015 Write-a-thon Sponsors

Scrivener
BiblioCrunch
KindleScout
Freewrite
Evernote
Oakland Zoo
Pier 39
Oakland Zoo
Pier 39
Writing Maps
Chronicle Books
Writing Maps
Chronicle Books
Atlas Coffee
Out of Print
Atlas Coffee
Out of Print
Now Novel
San Francisco Playhouse
Now Novel
San Francisco Playhouse
Chabot Space and Science Center
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Chabot Space and Science Center
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
NailSnaps
Book Passage
NailSnaps
Book Passage
Magnetic Poetry
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Magnetic Poetry
Bay Area Discovery Museum
826 Valencia
Focus@Will
826 Valencia
Focus@Will