MFA Literary Dessert Party 2011
Each year the MFA and MA programs in Creative Writing and Literature hold a literary dessert party. This year, MFA faculty member Rachel Louise Snyder hosted and the puns were plentiful and pithy! Along with all things dessert, we asked MFA partygoers to answer a few questions, all things literary.
What’s your favorite literary landmark or location in DC and why?
“Folger Shakespeare Library. It’s a beautiful building next to the Capitol building, they have a version of the Globe Theatre and put on great plays.”
-- Toni McIntyre, MFA ’12 Nonfiction
What is the first book you ever loved and why?
Harold and the Purple Crayon
“He could create worlds out of limited resources.”
-- Diana Metzger, MFA ’12 Fiction
What is one sentence you wish you had written and why?
“He wasn’t the most articulate boy I ever met. Only the one whose pain seemed to me most beautiful.”
Adam Haslett, “The Beginnings of Grief”
-- Tyler Christensen, MFA ’14 Fiction
If you had to choose another time period to live in, which would it be?
“The roaring twenties—when you could get off-your-face drunk in a white tuxedo and still be a social hero.”
-- L.G. Fitzgerald, MFA ’13 Fiction
What’s your number one question about life after the MFA?
“There is no life after the MFA. It’s just a myth.”
-- Arturo Ruiz, MFA ’13 Poetry