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Hot Literary Nights incorporates all of 916 Ink’s trademark whimsy and creativity to offer a brand new take on the nonprofit fundraiser.

We won’t bore you with a long program, nonprofit jargon, or endless statistics. Instead you’ll mingle - literary themed craft cocktail in hand - while exploring the activity of your choice. You’ll marvel at live readings from our published youth authors and gawk at beautifully decorated cakes with designs inspired by famous literature. You’ll sample unique and delicious appetizers provided by local establishments, and be serenaded by our live music line-up. You’ll enjoy great company, an exceptional atmosphere, and you’ll contribute to the empowerment of young people all over Sacramento.

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Frequently Asked Questions

YOU HAD ME AT LITERARY CRAFT COCKTAIL, BUT WHAT ELSE COMES WITH MY TICKET?

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The knowledge that you've helped a child find their voice! General Admission also includes food, three drink tickets, a take home 916 Ink journal, and access to the evening's festivities. VIP Admission includes a hosted bar and a special early reception with a reading from one of our youth authors as well as a few words from our Executive Director Ian Hadley.

CAN I BRING MY KIDS?

While we love spending time with young people, this is an adults-only event. We hope you can still make it! 

WHERE SHOULD I PARK?

VIP attendees will park in the main lot and along 36th Avenue. Street parking is available for general admission guests and has been easily accessible in previous years. Additionally, security guards will be patrolling the space throughout the evening.

IS THERE A DRESS CODE FOR THE EVENT?

This year we request attendees come in cocktail attire. While it is a somewhat formal occasion, ballgowns, ascots, or capes are certainly not necessary. Please dress comfortably for the heat since the event is primarily outdoors.

WHAT TYPE OF FOOD WILL BE SERVED?

While there will not be a plated dinner, a variety of heavy appetizers will be provided throughout the evening. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available.

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WILL I HAVE TO BRING MY TICKET WITH ME?

Not at all! We collect all of your information when you purchase your ticket; simply give the volunteers at our check-in table your name and you'll be all set. *If you are coming as part of a sponsor’s group and did not RSVP with a comp code, simply give the sponsor name at check-in.

WHERE DO THE PROCEEDS GO?

All proceeds will support 916 Ink's work with underserved and at-risk youth in Sacramento, especially schools affected by the budget crisis at Sacramento City Unified School District.

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