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Milligan to host annual Edible Books Festival

Edible Books Festival

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (March 26, 2014) — Milligan College’s P.H. Welshimer Memorial Library will host its fourth annual Edible Books Festival on Monday, April 7, and Tuesday, April 8.

The festival showcases edible entries inspired by books. Past entries include everything from creative concoctions based on book titles to depictions of famous literary characters.

“It is hard to believe that it is our 4th Edible Books Festival,” said Mary Jackson, research and instruction librarian at Milligan. “We love encouraging the creativity of the Milligan community and we enjoy hosting such a fun event.  Plus the entries are always so tasty!”

Contestants may drop off their entries in the Welshimer Room of the library on April 7, from 8-10 a.m. The public is invited to view and vote on the entries from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Entries will be judged on the tastiest, funniest or “punniest,” most creative and overall favorite.

On April 8, a panel judges will taste all the entries and vote on the “tastiest entry” award. At 10 a.m., the library staff will announce the winners and award prizes.

The International Edible Book Festival is held annually around the globe in April. More than 20 countries have participated in the event, which is often shared on the internet through websites and social media.

To learn more about the International Edible Book Festival, visit For more information about Milligan, visit


Posted by on March 26, 2014.