Hot Literary Nights

916 Ink is thrilled to announce “Hot Literary Nights,” our 2nd annual event supporting our mission of empowering local children and youth through creative writing. Join us September 15th from 7-11 pm (VIP Reception 7:00-7:30 PM) to celebrate the capacity and potential of young people in Sacramento.

Whether you can attend for a few minutes or a few hours, we invite you to come hear a youth author read one of their published pieces, enjoy live art and music, sample themed appetizers, a literary craft cocktail, as well as learn about 916 Ink's achievements in our 7th year of operations.

This is a must-attend event if you live in the Sacramento area and have a love for children & literature (or both!). Last year we sold out with nearly 200 attendees. We are expecting more this year so reserve your slot today, right now!

General Admission
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VIP Admission
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Extra Drink Ticket
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*VIP Admission will include two extra drink tickets and early entry to the event for a special reading from one of our youth authors, followed by words from our Executive Director Ian Hadley, and more! 

Make an additional contribution of $15 or more and receive some 916 Ink swag upon arrival!


Frequently Asked Questions


Is on-site parking available?

Absolutely! You can access our parking lot from 37th avenue, and additional parking is available on 36th avenue along the blue fence. Street parking on 37th is no problem and security guards will be patrolling the space throughout the evening.

Is there a dress Code for the event?

The suggested attire is upscale-casual. While it is a somewhat formal occasion, ties, ballgowns, ascots, or capes are certainly not necessary. Please dress comfortably for the heat since the event is primarily outdoors, take a look at our photo gallery above for more guidance. 

WHat comes with my ticket?

The knowledge that you've helped a child find their voice! General Admission also includes food, one drink ticket, a take home 916 Ink journal with our program (a whopping 48 cent value) and access to the evening's festivities. VIP Admission includes two extra drink tickets and a special early reception with a reading from a young author and a few words from our Executive Director Ian Hadley. 

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. Some vegetarian and vegan options will also be available. 

Will I have to bring my ticket With me?

Nope! We collect all of your information when you purchase your ticket, simply give the volunteers at our check in table your name (or the name of your company if you are coming on their behalf) and you'll be all set. 


All proceeds go towards supporting 916 Ink's work with underserved and at-risk youth in Sacramento and our mission to empower children through creative writing. 

Can I bring my kids?

Unfortunately this is 916 Ink's only adults-exclusive event, we hope you can still make it!