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Eat some literature this weekend

March 30th, 2012 · No Comments

By Almeera Anwar

If you’re looking for something to do this Saturday that is both delicious and educational, check out the Seattle Edible Books Festival. It’s taking place at The Good Shepherd Center from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The event is sponsored by the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Photo from last year’s event

This event prides itself on combining culinary talents with new ways of explaining literature. Contestants were asked to create and bring in an edible piece of art that is related to books – the work could be a pun on a title, reference a scene, relate to a character or could simply look like a book.

Individuals can show up between noon and 1:30 p.m. to tour the books on display. Then, at 2 p.m., the edible books will be eaten; served with tea, coffee and milk. Judges will also be handing out five awards for the books that are the most creative, some of the awards included the “Most Pun-derful” and “Best Young Edible Artist” for K – 12 participants. This is the 7th year for the event.