Eat your words: Tips for hosting an Edible Books Festival in webinar

For Immediate Release
Mon, 04/08/2013


Angela Thullen Baker

Program Officer

Public Programs Office (PPO)


CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and announced an upcoming webinar that will highlight the successful Edible Book Festival program at the University of North Texas Wills Library and explore how such an event can be tailored to various institutions.

Eat Your Words: Hosting an Edible Book Festival
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 2 p.m. Central time.
Registration: $25 for ALA members; $35 for nonmembers; $140 for group

Librarian Kristin Boyett will share her experiences hosting successful Edible Books programs that whimsically combine the culinary arts and literature appreciation at the university library. Edible Books Festival participants create their edible books, display them at a public event, then consume the masterpieces. The creations are often photographed and shared on

Participants will leave this session with a blueprint of how to host their own Edible Books Festival as well as ideas on how to make it both successful and personalized to their needs. For more information, visit

This webinar will be archived for convenient on-demand viewing. Register for the May 1 session in order to receive notification as soon as the archive as available.

The ALA Public Programs Office promotes cultural and community programming as an essential part of library service in all types and sizes of libraries. Successful library programming initiatives have included Let’s Talk About It reading and discussion series, traveling exhibitions, film discussion programs, the Great Stories CLUB, LIVE! @ your library and more. Recently, the ALA Public Programs Office developed, an online resource center bringing librarians timely and valuable information to support them in the creation of high-quality cultural programs for their communities. For more information about the ALA Public Programs Office, visit