The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System will host its fourth Edible Book Festival at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library on Thursday, April 8 as part of the library’s celebration of National Library Week.
Edible books are made of food and are inspired by literary titles, characters or authors.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions the festival was canceled in 2020.
Archivist Mona Vance-Ali said, “We are excited for the return of the Edible Book Festival this year. Our local community has a tradition of making such creative submissions that are really fun to see.”
Festival organizers are accepting submissions from the general public and from all ages. Participants will showcase their creations on the first floor of the library from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This year’s festival will not include a competition component. The festival is free and open to the public.
Since its inception in 1999, the International Edible Book Festival is held annually on or around April 1, the birthday of Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (175 -1826), the French author of a witty book on food entitled “Physiologie du gout.” Dozens of libraries and cultural organizations around the world have held their own festivals to celebrate his work.
The deadline for registration is Friday, April 2. If you wish to submit an entry, forms can be picked up either in-person at the Columbus library or by contacting Vance-Ali at 662-329-5304 or [email protected]