Edible Book Festival

GEPL News Black BannerThe first annual Edible Book Festival is coming to Glen Ellyn on Saturday, August 11.  What is it you might ask? One definition is an “ event that unites bibliophiles, book artists, and food lovers to celebrate the ingestion of culture and its fulfilling nourishment.” Our scrumptious event is open to all ages with a GEPL library card.

The only rules are:

  • All entries must be edible
  • It must be related to books – A scene or character, pun on a title, a book-shaped creation, etc.
  • Use your imagination. Here are some interesting ideas from other festivals (left to right: creations inspired by A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, A Separate Peace by John Knowles, Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman):

Clockwork Orange Cake with Orange Slices Placed Around It Slice Of Cake With Cake Missing Said Slice Behind It  Cookies Shapped Like Leaves With Words Written In Green Icing

The schedule is:

  • 11 – Noon – Entries will be accepted, installed and photographed.
  • Noon – 2 pm – Public viewing and voting for People’s Choice Award.
  • 2 pm – Judges will award the prizes.  Creations may be picked up after the prizes are awarded.
  • Entries will not be eaten but refreshments will be served.

The prizes are $25 Chamber of Commerce gift certificates in the following categories:

  • People’s Choice
  • Punniest
  • Best Looking
  • Best Young Artist: K- 12

To enter, please fill out an entry form by Monday, August 6.  You can find the form at gepl.org/ediblefestival or at any Information Desk at the Library.

If you love books, art and food, consider entering your edible masterpiece for fun and prizes.

-Ann, Programming Coordinator

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