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Books 2 Eat

Eat any good books lately?

Books2Eat Cat in the Hat cake


Millennium Library
Saturday, April 8: 12–3:30 pm


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The Challenge

For the seventh year, Winnipeg Public Library and the Winnipeg Public Library Board present Books2Eat. This worldwide festival invites book lovers to create an edible piece of art inspired by books. That's the only rule -- how you choose to interpret it is part of the fun! It's all free and open to everyone.

  • Your piece of edible art can refer to a title, scene or character, look like a book or book cover, or just have something to do with books.
  • The only other essential qualification is that your creation must be made entirely of edible materials (either raw or cooked).
  • There are three categories: Family Group (adults in partnership with kids under 14); Student Group (three or more people 14 to 18); and Open (for individuals over 18).
  • Everyone who enters will receive a certificate of participation, and photographs of all entries will be posted on the Winnipeg Public Library's Flickr account.

How to Enter

Send an email with your name, phone number, email address and "book" title to Books2Eat@winnipeg.ca or download an entry form [Family Group Entry form | Student Group Entry form | Open Entry form] and mail to Books2Eat, c/o Reader Services, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3P5.

DEADLINE for entry forms: Monday, April 3.

We will be in touch to confirm your entry and answer any questions.

When and where do I deliver my entry?

Edible entries must be dropped off at the Millennium Library shipping entrance on Donald Street on Friday, April 7 between 4 and 6 pm or Saturday, April 8 between 10 am and noon.Staff will be available to assist.

Please include a copy of your entry form/email with your creation.

FAQs

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What is Books2Eat?
Books2Eat is part of the International Edible Book Festival, an annual event that takes place on or around April 1 throughout the world. Book and food lovers unite to celebrate the ingestion of culture and its fulfilling nourishment by creating edible "books."

How does the edible art exhibit work?
Your piece of edible art can refer to a title, scene or character, look like a book or book cover, or just have something to do with books. The only rule is that your creation must be made entirely of edible materials (raw or cooked).

There are three categories: Family Group (adults in partnership with kids under 14); Student Group (three or more people 14 to 18); and Open (for individuals over 18).

Everyone who enters will receive a certificate of participation, and photographs of all entries will be posted on the Winnipeg Public Library's Flickr account.

How do I enter an edible piece of art?
Send an email with your name, phone number, email address and "book" title to Books2Eat@winnipeg.ca, or mail it to Books2Eat, c/o Reader Services, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3P5. DEADLINE for entry forms: Monday, April 3. We will be in touch to confirm your entry and answer any questions.

When and where do I deliver my entry?
Edible entries must be dropped off at the Millennium Library shipping entrance on Donald Street on Friday, April 7 between 4 and 6 pm or Saturday, April 8 between 10 am and noon. Staff will assist. Please include a copy of your entry form/email with your creation.

If you wish to keep your entry, please be prepared to take it home at 3 pm on April 8.

What criteria are used for awarding prizes?
All the categories will be judged by a panel of three celebrity judges based on the following criteria:
Originality and Creativity; Skill and Construction; Tie-in with Literary Work being Depicted
The decision of the judges is final.



Help nourish other families in the city! Winnipeg Harvest will be on hand to share information on their services and to take donations of non-perishables.

For more information, please call 204-986-2802 or email Books2Eat@winnipeg.ca.

Winnipeg Public Library Board
Last update: April 4, 2017