Books2Eat: Annual Edible Book Festival May 22

Calling all cakes … and edible confections of all kinds.

It’s time for Books2Eat, the annual edible book festival sponsored by the JFK Library and a group of volunteer friends of the library. The all-you-can-eat event takes place 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, in the JFK Library lobby.

This is a just-for-fun event in which faculty, staff, students and members of the public are invited to make and submit something tasty to eat (not needing refrigeration)  – but something with a literary theme – and have the items judged for prizes by the hungry attendees. All entries must be in by noon on Books2Eat day. And, whether you are submitting an entry or not, everyone is invited to come and eat the entries.

“We’ve done this for several years and always enjoy the creativity of the entries,” said Harriet Plucker, one of the volunteer organizers of the event. “We’ve had cakes illustrating A Clockwork Orange, The Wizard of Oz, numerous classic works of literature and always an oddball entry or two. It’s fun to see what comes in.”

Those in attendance vote on the entries, with prizes awarded in two categories – “my favorite” and “best represents the title.” Once awards are given, everything is sliced and served. Voting begins at 1 p.m. and eating begins at approximately 2:30 p.m. No one leaves hungry!

In addition, the “2013 Read to Lead” winners will be present, and their winning posters unveiled at 2:30 p.m.

Books2Eat is free and open to the public. Contest rules are available at Click on Events. Or call 359.2264 for information.