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Milligan to host annual Edible Books Festival

A “Cat in the Hat” inspired cake from the 2014 Edible Books Festival

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (April 6, 2015) — Milligan College’s P.H. Welshimer Memorial Library will host its fifth annual Edible Books Festival on Monday, April 13, and Tuesday, April 14.

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.

“We love encouraging the creativity of the Milligan community and hosting such a fun event,” said Mary Jackson, research and instruction librarian at Milligan. “Plus the entries are always so tasty!”

Contestants may drop off their entries in the Welshimer Room of the library on April 13 between 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 by a panel for being the tastiest, funniest or “punniest,” most creative and overall favorite.

On April 14 at 10 a.m., the library staff will announce the winners and award prizes. Everyone is encouraged to eat the entries from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or until consumed.

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 www.books2eat.com.

For more information about Milligan, visit www.milligan.edu.


MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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