English Graduate Organization

Keely O'Connell reads her nonfiction.The English Graduate Organization (EGO) advocates for graduate students in the Department of English. Its goals are to promote the local literary community and to provide opportunities for professional development. The group hosts student readings, literary journal submission parties and creative fundraisers. Through these events, EGO seeks to work with faculty and other professionals to prepare its members for careers in academia, writing, editing and publishing. In the future, the group hopes to provide partial funding for officers or members to attend the annual AWP conference.

EGO has existed since the mid-1980s at UAF. In that time it has served as a liaison between students, faculty, the College of Liberal Arts and the university as a whole. EGO is registered with UAF’s Student Leadership and Involvement Office. For the 2021-22 academic year, Jane Jacob is EGO President, and Sara Eliza Johnson is the Faculty Advisor.

In the photo, poet and nonfiction writer Keely O'Connell reads her work at a Fall 2019 EGO reading.