Kelly Writers House hosts ‘Steve Cobs’ and other literary treats

The Daily Pennsylvanian
January 29, 2013

E. L. James' novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" has gained considerable attention among young adult readers, but not usually in the form of 50 paper cups labeled "kinky" and "seductive" and filled with Earl Grey tea.

Bringing a widespread trend to campus, the Kelly Writers House hosted their second annual Edible Books Party last night. In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, students recreated popular literary titles using food and their imaginations, filling the dining room table with anything from ketchup on rye bread to "Steve Cobs" – a portrait of the late Apple founder composed mostly of corn.

Michelle Taransky, former assistant to the director of the Writers House and current writing seminar professor, said that there are parties similar to this all over the world.

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