Denison's 'Edible Book Festival' Featured Friday at Doane Library
Date of Event: April 1, 2005
Posted: March 25, 2005
Now you can feed your need to read in an entirely new way. On Friday (April 1) the Denison University community will have the opportunity to celebrate literature through food!
This very special festival, Books2Eat, the Sixth Annual International Edible Book Tea, will be held at Denison's William Howard Doane Library. The edible book high/low tea celebrates every conceivable written word from cheesy novels to recipe books.
The edible creations will be viewed and photographed between 2:30 and 4 p.m. in the Doane Library Atrium. Tea will be served at 3:30 p.m. and the exhibits eaten. Various teacakes and treats will be available for those who think the edible exhibits are too interesting to consume. A string quartet will provide music.
The Edible Book High/Low Tea, started nationally in 1999, is the brainchild of Judith A. Hoffberg and has become an international event featured on radio and television. All exhibited works of art must be edible and have something to do with books: look like a book, include text to read, or illustrate a theme taken from a book or book title. All artwork may be any size, but must be made entirely of edible food products, according to Denison Librarian Scottie Cochran, who brought the event to Denison last year.
Photographs of the event will be featured on the Books2Eat International Edible Book Festival web site. Photos of last years' entries are viewable at http://books2eat.com/books2eat2005.html#usa
Each participating group or person is asked to bring creations to the library by 2 p.m. on Friday. For more information about participating in the event, please contact Star Andrews, reserves specialist, at e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 740-587-6540. To view photos from previous festivals go to the Edible Books website: http://www.colophon.com/ediblebooks/
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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