The Night of Writing Dangerously Write-a-thon

Welcome to the 2018 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 12th annual Night of Writing Dangerously Write-a-thon!

A panorama of the Night of Writing Dangerously

We Raised: $65,492
Our Goal: $80,000

The Details

What: Seven 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 18, 2018, 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!

How to Attend

This year, there are more ways than ever to attend the Write-a-thon. To attend, you can:

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!

Purchase a ticket directly from our store!

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.

For the last several years, attendees have raised funds to improve our creative writing programs for children, teens, and adults alike. Come show your support this year by helping us reach our $80,000 fundraising goal!

Silent Auction Items

Everyone will have a chance to bid on a wide variety of awesome items.

In 2017, the prizes included:

Night of Writing Dangerously Swag

We’ve got all kind of treats for our 2018 dangerous writers! Attendees will receive:

  • A tote bag inspired by our sleek and dangerous 2018 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, specialty cocktails, and soft drinks.
  • A chance to get your author photo taken by a professional photographer.
  • And much more!

Write-a-thon Sponsors

If you would like to become a sponsor of the 2017 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 2018 Write-a-thon Sponsors

Oakland Zoo