Literary Desserts Party 2019
From Left to Right: Emily Holland, Cassie Osvatics, Emily Smith, Bailey Blumenstock, Dara Feldman, Ben Truax, Tim Englehart
By: Emily Smith
In December, the Literature Department held one of its most beloved traditions – the Literary Desserts Party. The MA and MFA faculty and graduate students gathered to celebrate a mutual love of literature and decadent sweets. The only rule: each student provide a homemade dessert inspired by a literary pun. And, of course, the professors provide refreshments.
Professor Rachel Louise Snyder hosted the event in her newly renovated kitchen, and as always the Lit Desserts Party was a standout hit. Over confections such as The Bluest Pie and One Flew Over the Cookie’s Nest, professors and students unwound from a productive semester and bid adieu until the coming spring semester.
After dinner, a committee of expert dessert connoisseurs, some of our very own professors and their children, assembled to judge the submissions. The highly anticipated results:
Dara Feldman – Grapes of Wrath
Cassie Osvatics – One Hundred Layers of Solitude
Emily Smith – Jurassic Bark
The Grand Winners
Bailey Blumenstock – The Yellow Wall-Nut Paper
Ben Truax – Oh, the places yule go!
Emily Holland – My Lime Among the (Egg) Whites
Tim Englehart – Tommy Orange Cream Eclaire, Eclaire
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to Rachel Louise Snyder and the entire Literature Department for holding the event!