Books 2 Eat Contest

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Millennium Library (251 Donald St.)

Saturday, April 6, 2013

1:00 – 4:30 pm

Create your own edible book-related piece of art and enter to win prizes, or just come out to see the amazing entries on display – plus cooking demos, culinary presentations, and children’s storytime. Some entries will be served at the end of the day, so bring your appetite!

 

BACKGROUND

Every year around April 1, the worldwide Edible Books or Books 2 Eat festival (http://www.books2eat.com/) invites book lovers, artists, chefs, and those who enjoy a good pun to create an edible piece of art that has something to do with books. That’s the only rule – how people choose to interpret it is part of the fun!

 

This will be the Winnipeg Public Library’s third year taking part.

There will be categories for:

  • Adult
  • Kids 14 & Under
  • and Professional/Culinary School entrants

The deadline to send in an entrance form is April 1; entries themselves don’t have to be dropped off until April 5 or 6. All entries are put on display and judged on various qualities such as “Most Creative” or “Most Bookish.” Entries prepared in a professional kitchen are also served at the end of the day.

 

Talks on food and a children’s storytime/craft circle will be going on at the same time. All of this is free and open to the public. Previous events were attended by hundreds of people and received dozens of entries from members of the public and local culinary schools and bakeries. Photos of the fabulous entries from past years can be seen on our Flickr page:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/winnipegpubliclibrary/sets/72157629786885049/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/winnipegpubliclibrary/sets/72157626352193593/

 

For more information about Books 2 Eat, see our website: http://wpl.winnipeg.ca/library/books2eat.asp.

 

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