Edible Books Festival

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7th Annual Edible Book Festival at

Morris Library

The perfect way to eat your words and play with them.

Edible Book Festival 2017 was Tuesday April 4, 2017! We'll see you next year!

This year's winners:

  • Best in Show Winner: Cakes on a Plane by SIU Staff Member Laura Morgan
  • People's Choice Winner: The Porks of Being a Cauliflower by SIU student Josie Arnett
  • Punniest: If You Give a Mousse a Cookie by SIU staff member Gary Shepherd
  • Most Edible: Gummy Worms of Dune by SIU grad student Addison Jobe
  • Best Book Structure Winner: Unravel Me by SIU staff member Susan Howell
  • Best Saluki Submission: The Porks of Being a Cauliflower by SIU student Josie Arnett
  • Best Future Saluki Submission: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by Carbondale community member Isaiah Duckworth

Check out photos from this year's Festival in our Edible Book Festival 2017 Flickr album

Check out more photos from theFestival on our Facebook page or our Flickr page!

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.

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:

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

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

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 download our poster? Click here.