Baking fanatics will fill the JFK library to share and eat their literary-inspired creations at the annual Books2Eat celebration on May 21.
The edible literary festival invites anyone in the community to share a creation inspired by books, songs, poems, plays or textbooks. The general public will then sample and vote for the top three cakes, who will receive an Amazon gift card valued at $50, $75 or $100.
“In the past, we’ve had ‘best represents theme,’ ‘people’s choice,’” said Amy Laskowski, of EWU Libraries. “By going with the top three vote-getters, it allows people to demonstrate by popularity which ones they like best.”
Those interested in participating can submit their entry form as late as 10 a.m. on event day, a change from previous years. Participants will also receive a free “Stay Calm Read On” T-shirt.
"In the past, we’ve wanted entries early on, but with our online form we’re able to allow more people to participate at the last minute,” said Laskowski. “If people have class or have to go to work they can drop their things off, we babysit their creations and at noon we start setting up.”
Anyone is welcome to participate or stop by and sample the edible creations. Past entries have included Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 541, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who and more.
“I love the diversity of people who participate,” said Laskowski. “It’s a great community builder.”
Edible creations may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and noon, Monday, May 21, at the JFK Library lobby. Voting begins at 1 p.m.
For more information and the entry form, visit the EWU Libraries' website.