Houston Books2Eat- The First Annual Edible Books Festival
Friday, April 1, 2016, 7pm – 9pm at the Printing Museum
April Fools’ Day is the perfect time and the Printing Museum is the perfect place for this cross-section of creativity to come together.
Co-hosted by the Houston Book Arts Guild and WiVLA (Women in the Visual and Literary Arts), this event will mark our first participation in this international celebration of gastronomic books.
What’s an Edible Book Festival? It’s an event that features food shaped like, or referring to, books. Beginning with that simple and silly premise, much is possible!
Got a tasty idea? Here’s how to reserve your spot at the table:
Title of your book2eat:
Your name or group name:
Contact phone number:
Contact email address:
Email Lee Steiner with your entry information by March 25th at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no fee and this is a free event! Please contact me with any questions or if you want to help. I welcome your suggestions for making this Books2Eat Festival at the Printing Museum an annual Houston tradition!
Lee Steiner, HBAG President
More about this event:
Need more inspiration? Visit these sites on the global phenomenon of edible books:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Books2eat-International-Edible-Books-Festival-105378442920340/
The International Edible Book Festival website:
All submissions will be displayed and plenty of time provided for photo ops for your group’s website and social media pages. We’ll have light refreshments on hand, should all entries prove too good (or impossible) to eat!
A little competition adds spice to the evening:
Guests will vote their favorites in these categories:
Best Depiction of a Classic
Least Appetizing/Strangest Ingredients
Beloved Children’s Book and more…
Prizes to be provided through donation by local bookstores and eateries. Everyone gets a vote so bring your people!
How did Edible Book Festivals get started?
Art librarian Judith A. Hoffberg and artist Béatrice Coron held the first edible book festival in 2000, after Judith conceived the idea at a holiday dinner with book artists in 1999. Béatrice created the Books2Eat website with a photographic gallery of edible books and links to similar events worldwide.
The Houston Book Arts Guild has celebrated Books2eat at our April meetings in the past but this year we are teaming up with WiVLA (Women in Visual and Literary Arts) to take this festival museum-wide and bring this witty and creative connection between the books we love and the food we love to eat to a wider audience.
Photo documentation of our event will be displayed on the TPM website and the Books2eat Facebook page for the whole world to see.