Edible Book Festival

Edible Book Festival LogoGet ready! The First Annual University of Maryland Edible Book Festival will be on Monday, April 1st, from 1-3pm on the McKeldin Library plaza. Local bibliophiles and foodies are invited to show off their entirely edible book or author-related creations at this lighthearted, witty event.  A worldwide event always occurring on or around April 1, past Edible Book Festivals are documented on www.books2eat.com.  Check out the site for more information, as well as for pictures of some great edible books!

Everybody from the iSchool, the University Libraries, and the UMD community are welcome to enter their edible art. We’re only accepting 30 entries, though, so please contact Eric Cartier (ecartier@umd.edu) to let us know you’d like to participate, even if you don’t yet know what you’ll create.

The International Edible Book Festival organizers state that “all edible books must be ‘bookish’ through the integration of text, literary inspiration or, quite simply, the form.” UMD will be in good company, joining libraries and schools across the States and around the world to celebrate reading, books, and creativity.

At 2:30pm, judges will award a prize—perhaps a copy of Tart of Darkness? or that scrumptious tome Bon Bon Quixote?—for Best in Show, after which we’ll eat the edible books.

We hope you’ll join us. Get creative, and stay hungry!

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