Have your cake and a piece of literature, too at the annual Edible Book Festival on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in the Willis Library! This event will take place in the Forum, located on the first floor of the Willis Library. The festival is scheduled from 2:00–4:00pm.
Members of the Denton community and UNT faculty, staff members and students may enter their creations into the festival for free, and they are also invited to judge the entries and then eat them!
The entries will be judged on originality and creativity, skill and construction, visual appear and adherence to the theme of a book. All parts of an entry must be edible, and no open flames are allowed. The official rules state that all edible books must be “’bookish’ through the integration of text, literary inspiration or, quite simply, the form.” Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Best Fiction, Best Non-Fiction, Best Children’s Book, Best Use of Chocolate, Best Non-Cake, Most Unusual Use of Food, and Best Tasting.
Since 2003, the Willis Library has held an Edible Book Festival as part of the observance of the International Edible Book Festival, which is scheduled each year on or after April 1, the birthday of 18th-century French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. The Edible Book Festival is observed by many university and community libraries.
Those who want to create an edible book are encouraged to register in advance by contacting Mandy Rausch at the Willis Library at 940-565-2499 or at Mandy.Rausch@unt.edu. Same-day entries will also be accepted.