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Archive: 06/03/2018

Edible Book Festival

Edible Book Festival

The UMass Amherst Libraries are hosting an Edible Book Festival on April 5, 2018, from 12-4 P.M., in the W. E. B. Du Bois Library Lobby. Public voting on Best in Show, Most Creative, and Best Pun will take place from 12-2 P.M., after which the submissions will be eaten by attendees. Completed entry forms are due by Friday, March 30, 2018.

All members of the UMass Amherst community are invited to submit edible book-inspired creations to be displayed, judged, and eaten at the event. Each entry to the Festival should depict a literary work, fiction or nonfiction, or a literary character, and puns on titles are especially encouraged. Entries must also be mostly edible, not require refrigeration, and be no larger than 12” x 16”. All entries must include a complete list of ingredients.

The inspiration for this event comes from the International Edible Book Festival, traditionally celebrated on or around April 1 since 2000 to commemorate the birthday of gastronome and author Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.

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