This year’s Annual Literary Desserts Party was yet again a success measured in full stomachs, sugar headaches, and the happy faces of the MA and MFA students in the Literature Department. It was hosted by Professor Erik Dussere last Saturday evening and had a great turnout.
There were numerous punny desserts such as “Elizabeth Barrett Brownie” and “Of Rice (Krispies) and Men.” All the desserts were delicious but the jury, consisting of faculty and children, decided which ones truly deserved to be awarded.
The award of Honorable Mention went to “The Blue-est Berry Pie,” Best Presentation went to “Canterbury Tart,” Most Deeply Into Literature went to “Their Pies Were Watching God,” Kids’ Choice went to “For Who the Jello Molds,” and Best Special Effects went to “Alice in Chocolate Land.” Best in Show went to Justine Zapin for “Gustave Flau-pear Bars: An Offense Against Religion and Morality.”
The Annual Literary Desserts Party was a sweet start to the school year.
Nick Chhoeun is a staff editor at Café Américain and a first-year candidate in American University’s Creative Writing MFA program.