The Manitowoc Public Library Edible book Festival is Saturday, April 18 and finishes off National Library Week which runs April 12-18.
This celebrated event was initiated by book artist Judith A. Hoffbert in 1999 and quickly became an international sensation. The rules for participating are simple. An edible book is an entry that looks like a book, puns on a title, refers to a character, or just has something to do with a book. THE NUMBER ONE RULE: ITEMS MUST BE MADE OF EDIBLE INGREDIENTS.
Get creative! Need some inspiration for an entry? make your very own edible book depicting your favorite book character, take a classic title and turn it into a pun or just make an entry that looks like a book or book cover. Need more inspiration? Search the web for Edible Book Festival and you will find plenty of sample ideas.
Everyone can participate! The young, the old and everyone in between. The Festival features four categories: Adult, Teen (Grade 6-12), Children (Grade 5 and under) and Library Staff. We will have local judges that will award prizes in the different categories. Registration forms may be found on line or at the Service Desk.
Registration forms must be turned in by April 13.
Members of the community are encouraged to attend the reception to view the edible art and enjoy refreshments in the Franklin Street Room. The Edible Book Festival is free and open to the public.
Edible Book Festival Schedule:
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Entries Arrive and Set Up
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Judging and Photographs
12:00 noon – 12:30 p.m. Awards
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Reception