Denison Libraries Host Edible Book Festival
Posted: March 27, 2006
You can feed your need to read (and eat!) in a delightful and offbeat way as the Denison University community celebrates books through food. This delicious festival -- Books2Eat -- is the 7th Annual International Edible Book Festival and features edible creations having something to do with books. Viewing of the entries begins at 2:30 p.m. on Monday (April 3) in the University's Doane Library, and tea will be served along with the "books" at 3:30 p.m.
This offbeat competition was started in 1999 by Judith A. Hoffberg and has since become an international event featured on radio, television and newspapers. All works must be edible and have something to do with books: look like a book, include text to read, or illustrate a theme taken from a book or book title.
The festival is open to all, either by participating in creating an edible book, or just by coming and joining in the festivities. Entries must be brought to the library by 2 p.m.
This year, a grand prize will be awarded for best in show. Judges will be David Anderson, Denison provost, Lisa Scott, director of affirmative action and diversity programs, and Scottie Cochrane, library director.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Books2Eat Festival, 2:30 p.m., Monday (April 3), Doane Library; free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6688 for information about entering an edible book or to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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