Edible Books Festival

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5th Annual Edible Book Festival at Morris Library

The perfect way to eat your words and play with them. Edible Book Festival images

Edible Book Festival 2015 was a resounding success! Our 5th Annual EBF took place April 1, 2015 from 3:00-5:00pm in Morris Library's First Floor Rotunda. 

Our winners this year were:

  • Best in Show: Savannah Krieg, To Grill a Mockingbird
  • People's Choice: Savannah Krieg, To Grill a Mockingbird
  • Punniest: Christina Heady, Ham-let
  • Least Edible: Steve Sawyer, Strainers on a Grain (Strangers on a Train)
  • Most Edible: Sara Saito, Jurassic Pork
  • Best Book Structure: Liam Wrenn, The Hardy Boys 
  • Best Saluki Submission: Julie Driebergen,Bizarre and Nonsense

Thank you to all who entered, thank you to our judges (Beth Lordan, Patrick Brown, and Travis Janssen), to Primo's Pizza for providing the Best Saluki Submission Prize, and to The Friends of Morris Library who make the festival possible every year.

Want to know what an Edible Book looks like? Or just enjoy a good pun? View, share, or download photos of past Edible Book Festivals at Morris Library on Flickr:





Or check out our Pinterest page: https://www.pinterest.com/morrislibrary/edible-book-festival/

Questions about the Edible Book Festival? Are you a SIU student, faculty or staff, or Carbondale community member interested in the Festival? Please contact the organizer, Sarah Prindle at sprindle@lib.siu.edu with your questions and concerns.

Thank you to the Friends of Morris Library, whose support each year makes the Edible Book Festival possible!

About Edible Book Festival:

April 1st is the birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), famous for his book Physiologie du goût, a witty meditation on food. April Fool’s Day is also the perfect day to eat your words and play with them as the "books" are consumed on the day of the event. This ephemeral global banquet, in which anyone can participate, is shared by all on the internet and allows everyone to preserve and discover unique bookish nourishments. This festival is a celebration of the ingestion of culture and a way to concretely share a book; it is also a deeper reflection on our attachment to food and our cultural differences.  The International Edible Book Festival is a creation of Judith A. Hoffberg and Béatrice Coron.

From http://www.books2eat.com/

Want to enter? Print an entry form.

Want to download our poster? Click here.