Calling all cool ghouls: we've got the party for you.
Like cocktails? Ghost stories? Supporting the voices of New Orleans's young writers? Scroll on for even more reasons to join the fun at Big Class's literary Halloween costume and cocktail party, A Dark and Stormy Night.
Tickets are on sale here. They're $20 more at the door, so get them while you can!
1. Cool ghouls support youth
Big Class is the only nonprofit in New Orleans that offers writing programs and publishing opportunities for youth–all free of charge.
We believe in creating space for New Orleans' under-resourced youth to express themselves through writing. Last year, Big Class worked with 1,244 students and released 37 publications.
If we meet our goals for A Dark and Stormy Night, we'll cover all of this year's book publishing costs!
2. Cool ghouls love cocktails
A Dark and Stormy Night centers around a ghost story cocktail contest, with some of the best cocktail bars in New Orleans brewing up spine-tinglingly tasty beverages for all of the ghouls in attendance.
A great panel of judges will be looming over the competition, which features 11 bars. But don't fret, all party-goers will be able to weigh in on their favorites as well.
3. Cool ghouls know growth is great
Big Class is gearing up for a fantastic year's end, with our Youth Writing Center opening in the 7th Ward in 2017. Cool ghouls know that supporting youth means supporting our future, and we're dying to open our Youth Writing Center and support as many young people as (in)humanly possible.
4. Cool ghouls bid on spooky auction items
Why so serious? Ghosts and ghouls alike love auctions!
Bid on award-winning authors Dave Eggers, R.L. Stine, and Walter Isaacson to call you up with a bone-chilling ghost story. We also have Saints tickets, hotel stays, hauntingly memorable nights out in New Orleans, and much more.
Even the undead know that the living need fun.
5. Cool ghouls love to eat
The food at A Dark and Stormy Night? Downright diabolical. Vendors include Debbie Does Doberge, Frady’s, Mona’s, The Munch Factory, Pizza Delicious, Press Street Station, and Vaucresson Sausage Co.
6. Cool ghouls wear costumes!
A Dark and Stormy Night is a costume party, so sprinkle on some corporeal dust and don your spookiest attire!
A Dark and Stormy Night will also feature a pop-up shop by The New Orleans Haunting Supply Co. We'll have original haunting supplies devised by Big Class students and local artists. Our costumes (ghouls will still be invisible to humans, of course!) and supplies will make your endless days and nights of roaming the underworld a little bit easier.