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Milligan hosts 9th annual Edible Books Festival

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (April 11, 2019) — Milligan’s annual Edible Books Festival will be April 15-16, in the P.H. Welshimer Library. The festival welcomes book-related, edible creations. Past entries have included everything from creative concoctions based on book titles to depictions of famous literary characters. The event is free and open to the public.

“The Edible Books Festival is one of the most beloved traditions of Milligan’s P.H. Welshimer Library,” said Mary Jackson, research and instruction librarian at Milligan. “Now in our 9th year, we love to encourage the creative and fun side of the Milligan community in a decidedly bookish way. Every year, I am amazed and delighted by the entries.”

Contestants may drop off their entries in the Welshimer Room of the library on Monday, April 15, by 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 Tuesday, April 16, 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, often sharing creations online and on social media.


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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