Produced by the Seattle Center for Book Arts
Supported by a grant from the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
Saturday, April 2nd, 2011, 12:00 - 3:00 pm
(but don't bother coming after 1:30 cuz we eat all the books at 2:00!)
The Good Shepherd Center
4th Flr Chapel Room
4649 Sunnyside Ave North, Seattle, WA
* Admission is free for those bringing entries and $10 for those without entries.
Eat a Book Today! combines the creative and culinary talents of NW bibliophiles, foodies, book artists, chefs, bakers, librarians, kids and punsters.
Register your Edible Entries by midnight March 31st by emailing us (no need to register if you're not bringing an entry). Create and bring a piece of edible art related to books: it can pun on a title, refer to a scene or character, look like a book (or paper, scroll etc), or just have something to do with books. Whatever the inspiration - it must be edible.
Every type of book---children's classics, detective novels, biographies, fiction and non, poetry, short stories ---will be sculpted from a smörgåsbord of foodstuffs. Imagine The Brothers Karamatzah, S'more and Peace, Alice in Wonderbread, The Bun Also Rises, Goodnight Moon Pie, Curd Vonnegut... and so many more brainy, beautiful, silly, clever and tasty transubstantiations of books we love into treats we eat!
Bringing a book? come around 11:00.
Not bringing a book? Come at NOON - no later than 1:00 - or you won't have time to see them!
If you are interpreting a particular book, bring a copy of it to display alongside your masterpiece.
- 11:00 to 12:00 Edible Entries will be accepted, installed and photographed
- 12:00 to 1:30 public viewing and voting for Best in Show
- 1:30 Celebrity Judges award prizes
- 2:00 Edible Books will be eaten with tea, coffee and milk
Categories and Judges:
- Most Pun-derful – "Julia Children" (Imogen Love)
- Most Drop-dead Gorgeous – Kurt B. Reighley
- Most Delectably Appetizing – Cynthia Nims
- Best Young Edible Artist (K-12) – Carl Montford
- Best in Show – voted by the hungry horde and presented by Edible Emcee Nancy Guppy
Seattle Center for Book Arts (SCBA) celebrates the art of the book in all its forms. We are committed to exploring the evolution of the book as both art and structure by engaging individuals with educational and creative opportunities. SCBA is dedicated to providing an open community for book artists and enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest while preserving traditional bookbinding and related crafts. Click here to donate and help further our mission.
UPCOMING SCBA CLASSES
}} Found and Bound - Making Books from Recycled Materials : with Amy Fleischer, Saturday, March 12, 2011
}} Letterpress Printing Workshop : with Dan Shafer
Saturday and Sunday, March 19 - 20, 2011, 10 am - 4 pm
}} Historic Bindings Series : with Lark Preya and Jenny Craig
Sundays, February 27 - March 20, 2011, 4 - 7 pm
}} German Binding on Tapes: A Custom Journal, Sketchbook,or Scrapbook:with Gudrun Aurand
Saturday, March 26, 10 am - 4 pm
}} Book and Document Repair and Conservation : with Gudrun Aurand
Sunday, March 27, 2011, 9 am - 12 pm
}} Altered Books : with Rachael Asche
Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10, 2011, 10 am - 4 pm
}} Paper Secrets from Korea - Felting and Cording Hanji : with Aimee Lee
Saturday, April 23, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
}} Bookbinding I :
Sundays, May 1 - 22, 2011, 4 - 7 pm