Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Edible Book Festival 2009

If you love books and love to cook, Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta (LVA) and the Southeast Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers invite you to unleash your imagination and your culinary talents for the sixth annual Edible Book Festival. The event benefits LVA and will be held on Saturday, March 28, in The Gallery at The Art Institute of Atlanta, Decatur. Set-up begins at 2 p.m., with the judging and reception from 3-­ 5 p.m. The reception is open to the public at no charge.

To participate in the Edible Book Festival, create a piece of edible art related to books: fiction, non-fiction, plays, poetry, ­ use your imagination! All creations will be exhibited and judged based on the relevance to the theme of the event and the creativity involved. Judges will award prizes in a variety of categories.

The Atlanta Edible Book Festival is a benefit for Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta, the entries and registration fees will be accepted in four categories: Professional, Culinary Student, Home Chef and Children.

The entries can promote anything related to books: a scene or character from a book, play, short story, comic, or poem; a book cover; or a book's structure. All the ingredients must be entirely edible. Deadline for registration is Monday, March 16.

The International Edible Book Festival is an annual event held throughout the world, uniting bibliophiles, book artists, and food lovers to celebrate book culture and its fulfilling nourishment. For more information about Edible Books internationally, visit www.books2eat.com

For more details about The Edible Book Festival and to register, visit www.lvama.org

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