7th Annual Edible Book Festival at
The perfect way to eat your words and play with them.
Edible Book Festival 2017 will be held Tuesday April 4, 2017, from 12:00-1:00pm in Morris Library's First Floor Rotunda.
The annual tradition at Morris Library continues...updates coming soon!
This year's fabulous prize categories are:
- Best in Show
- People's Choice (voted for by you, the people!)
- Most Edible
- Best Book Structure
- Best Saluki Submission (best submission by an SIU student)
- Best Future Saluki Submission (best submission by a 17 and under!)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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.
Want to download our poster? Click here.