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Edible Books - Banned Book Edition

Calling all bookworms, bakers, and banned book enthusiasts! Westerly Library and Wilcox Park is celebrating Banned Books Week (September 23-29) with a special exhibit of edible art! 

We’re looking for individuals, or teams, to submit “edible books” based on books that are/have been banned or challenged (see lists below). Submissions can look like a book, be a play on words using the title, or otherwise represent the book…no cooking experience is necessary, only creativity and imagination.

Event will include a showing and judging of the creations, open to the public, followed by a tasting and award ceremony (note: all submissions must be made of food, but all do not need to taste good)!

You must register by Thursday September 27th, and complete an entry form. For more information, or to register, contact: 

(401) 596-2877 x308


Lists of Banned Challenged Books:

Top 10 Challenged Books of 2017

Banned Books That Shaped America

Top 100 Banned Books


Schedule for 9/29

12:00-1:00 p.m. --- Drop off submissions

1:00-2:00 p.m. -- Showing and judging 

2:00-2:30 p.m. -- Winners will be announced, and "art" consumed (as applicable)


Here are a few examples of “Edible Books” to inspire you:

"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" (Okotoks Library, 2018)

"A Clockwork Orange" (Albright College Edible Book Festival, 2008)

"Grapes of Wrath" (Kalamazoo Book Arts Center)

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