Literary Desserts 2018
I came, I saw, I stuffed my face.
The annual Literary Dessert Party brought students and faculty of the Literature Department together this Saturday night for an evening of food, wine, and conversation, topped off with the sweetest of endings: desserts prepared by our very own MA and MFA students!
Professor Rachel Louise Snyder hosted, with young professionals Jazz and Simone providing a touch of class with their complimentary bag check operation. After dinner, a committee of dessert experts assembled plates from the array of treats brought by hopeful student contestants. As the committee retired to an undisclosed location to deliberate, the masses pounced on the table full of cookies, cupcakes, bonbons, cakes and other delights such as a Midsummer Night’s Cream Pie, Bundt Dylan’s Tangled up in Yellow, and a bag of unpopped microwave popcorn bearing the title Great Expectations.
The grave responsibility of announcing the winners fell to Professor Snyder and fellow faculty member Despina Kakoudaki. Together, they presented the awards:
Best dessert to have with you at sea
Herman Caramelville Cookies
Worst post-rehab dessert
White Boy Truffles
Best dessert with multilayered literary meanings
The Crepe Gatsby
Best ode to narcissism
Portrait of the artist as a young dessert (I think that was the right title, I was too busy taking selfies)
And the grand winners
Their Pies Were Watching God
Jordan Bissell Pérez
All the Peanut Butter we Cannot See
Congratulations to all of the winners, and a big thanks to the Lit Department and Professor Snyder for hosting another wonderful Dessert Party!
Tara Campbell is a contributing writer at Café MFA and a third-year candidate in American University’s Creative Writing MFA program.