Dead Writers is an annual fundraiser hosted by the English Graduate Organization at UAF. All proceeds go to supporting graduate student professionalization. Dead Writers happens each year around Halloween, when famous literary figures are resurrected to read from their work in a ghoulish and gruesome setting.
The 2019 Dead Writers fundraiser was held Friday, October 25 at the UAF Wood Center Pub. The event garnered a full-page spread in the November 2 issue of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. “What could be a somber event in celebration of the literary canon is closer to an open-mic night, complete with cosplay,” wrote reporter Cheryl Upshaw. Her photo spread featured Reggie Radotich and David Aubuchon (middle right) and Rebecca Wood (bottom left), as well as Sean Enfield and Adrianne Blackwood. At the event Tom Moran won the grand prize for his reading as Elton John Steinbeck, and Sean Enfield won best dressed for his outfit as Tupac Shakur.