Edible Book Festival winners announced

Staff Report

The winners of Booth Library’s 11th annual Edible Book Festival, a festival celebrating National Library Week, have been announced.

The festival was held virtually for the second year in a row due to COVID-19 restrictions.

This year, as well as in the past, participants are encouraged to create edible works of art based on a book of their choice. They then submit photos of their work to be judged by members of the public.

The public chose “The Rainbow Fish,” by Esperanza Murillo; based on the book, “The Rainbow Fish,” by Marcus Pfister as the first-place winner, “The Hobbit,” by Beatrix Brantley; based on the book “The Hobbit,” by J.R.R. Tolkien as the second-place finisher and “The Monster Book of Monsters,” by Lily Porter; based on the book, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” by J.K. Rowling as third place.

Photos of all of the creations for Booth Library’s 11th annual Edible Book Festival can be viewed at https://thekeep.eiu.edu/edible_book_festivals?, in Eastern’s institutional repository, The Keep.


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