Around April 1st, bibliophiles, book artists, and food lovers around the world gather to celebrate the book arts and the (literal!) ingestion of culture. Participants create an "edible book," which can be inspired by a favorite tale, involve a pun on a famous title, or simply be in the shape of a book (or scroll, or tablet, etc). All entries will be exhibited, documented, then EATEN! Photographs of all edible books will appear in the Edible Book Festival gallery.
Starting to think about your edible creation for this year's festival?
Best Depiction of a Classic
Best Visual Presentation
Best Entry Based on Book for Children or Teens
Best Collaborative Creation
Dan Keding, Storyteller
Lisa Bralts, Director of Urbana's Market at the Square
Glen Davies, Artist
Who can participate?
Whether you're a professional chef or just like to play with your food, the festival is open to anyone in the UIUC & Champaign-Urbana communities. For inspiration, take a look at entries from last year's event, available in the 2011 Gallery. If you don't have time to make your own edible entry, join us in admiring the delicious creations at 11:30 am!
Schedule for the Edible Book Festival on Monday, April 2, 2012
8-10 am - Participants drop off edible entries at the University YMCA (1001 S. Wright St., Champaign - map)