Denison Library Plans Tea For International Celebration
Posted: March 16, 2004
The Denison University community can feed its need to read in an entirely new way on April Fool's Day. Celebrating literature through food, a very special festival, Books2Eat, is set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday (April 1) in the William Howard Doane Library. The fifth Annual International Edible Book High/LowTea, celebrates every conceivable written word from cheesy novels to recipe books.
The Edible Book High/Low Tea, started in 1999, is the brainchild of Judith A. Hoffberg and has become an international event featured on radio and television. All exhibited works of art 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. All artwork may be any size, but must be made entirely of edible food products.
The edible creations at Denison's tea should be delivered to the library by 2:30 p.m. They will be viewed and photographed between 3 and 4:30 p.m. in the Doane Library Atrium on the second floor. At 4:30 p.m. tea will be served and the exhibits will be eaten. Various teacakes and treats will be available for those who think the edible exhibits are too interesting to consume.
Photographs from the international event will be featured on the Books2Eat International Edible Book Festival web site. Participating groups or individuals are asked to bring their creations to the library by 1 p.m. that Thursday.
For this first time event at Denison, participation is being limited to the Denison community. For more information about the event, please contact Nedda Ahmed, fine arts liaison librarian at email@example.com or call (740) 587-6688.
To view photos from previous festivals go to the Edible Books Web site: http://www.colophon.com/ediblebooks/
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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