Edible Book Festival at Denison
Date of Event: April 1, 2008
Posted: March 9, 2008 / Last Updated: March 10, 2008
Ever had to eat your words? For the fifth consecutive year, you can eat some very delicious words at the Edible Books Festival held in the Denison University Libraries. The creations may be viewed starting at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, in the Atrium of Doane Library (400 West Loop), and tea will be served along with the books at 3:30 p.m. A string quartet comprised of Denison students will provide music for the event. Everyone is welcome to participate in creating an edible book or just to come and join in the festivities. “Book” entries must be brought to the library by 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Internationally, the Books-2-Eat Festival is in its ninth year. Each entry features works of edible art in the form of books, words, or inspirations from books. Last year at Denison the winners were: Most “Bookish” – Retha Murray’s “Little Book of Chocolate” which was, literally, a little book made out of chocolate bars; Most Creative – Karen Ordonez’s “A Modest Proposal,” a baby-shaped meatloaf, complete with diapers fashioned from mashed potatoes; Best Presentation – Rachel Baxter, Kristin Birdsall and Teresa Hummel’s “Seussville.” This was a “Cat in the Hat” interpretation made of cake which was topped off with a goldfish bowl. And the Best of Show was awarded to Seanna Holtz for “A Farewell to Arms.” The display consisted of a fondant-covered cake in the shape of an octopus with eight disembodied licorice arms. This year a prize will also be awarded for the Most Hilarious entry.
The rules are simple. All entries must be completely edible and able to be out for an hour or two without refrigeration. If serving pieces are not disposable, the entrant is responsible for taking them away after the event. Anything left will be discarded.
For more information, contact Debby Andreadis at 740-587-5653 or e-mail email@example.com.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville—Edible Book Festival, entries and onlookers welcome, 2:30 p.m., Tues., April 1, in the Doane Library Atrium (400 West Loop). Entries must arrive by 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Contact Debby Andreadis at 740-587-5653 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more 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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