Dead Writers Annual Fundraiser

Dead Writers is a longstanding tradition both at UAF and in the Fairbanks community. At this event, readers dress up as dearly departed authors and deliver a reading or performance based on or inspired by the author’s work. This year’s event will be held Saturday, October 29, 7:00pm, at the UAF Pub. We’ll be giving away prizes throughout the night, and we’ll have a panel of judges that vote on Best Performance and Best Dressed. We’ll also be giving away raffle prizes to those in attendance. Our prizes include:

  • a stay at Chena Hot Springs Resort
  • signed copy of Vapor by Sara Eliza Johnson

So dust off your Norton Anthologies, find some portraits, and grab a drink—we’ll be waiting! We ask that you please register beforehand if you plan to perform. All who attend will be eligible for raffle prizes, whether you’re reading or just spectating. Proceeds from Dead Writers help to fund our Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series. While the event is free, we’ll be grateful for any and all donations. You can donate online through the UAF Foundation, or you can donate by mail by sending a check:

  1. Make check payable to University of Alaska Foundation
  2. In the memo line, write, “Visiting Writer Support Fund (20051)”
  3. Mail the check to: University of Alaska Foundation; PO Box 755080; Fairbanks, AK 99775