Edible Books Festival

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8th Annual Edible Book Festival at Morris Library

A Pre-Celebration of 2018 National Library Week (April 8-14): "Libraries Lead!"

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

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This year's Edible Book Festival will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 12pm to 1pm in the first floor Rotunda. 

During the event, we will provide refreshments and the awards will be announced at 12:50pm. 

Award categories: Future Saluki, Best Book Structure, Best Saluki (SIU Student), Best in Show, Punniest, and Most Edible, People’s Choice Award. 

Eligibility: Anyone! SIU students, faculty, staff, and community members, including future Salukis, together for some “punny” fun.

Print out the entry form and bring it with your creation to the festival.

Download a copy of our flyer.

If you have questions, please contact Anna Xiong, axiong@lib.siu.edu

Check out photos from last 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!

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/

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.

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