Edible Book Festival Winners Announced | Books and Literature

CHARLESTON — The 12th annual Booth Library Edible Book Festival was held on April 4 to celebrate National Library Week from April 3-9.

Participants created edible art based on a book and exhibited their work in the Marvin Foyer. Then, members of the public were asked to vote for their favorites. The winners were:

First place: “Alice’s Restaurant”, by Elizabeth Brantley; based on the book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll.

Second place: “Super Narval and Jelly Jolt”, by Ashley Boonstra and Lola Boonstra; based on the book “Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt” by Ben Clanton.

Third place: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” by Carol Ryan, Georgia Ryan and Jeremy Ryan; based on the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl.

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All Edible Book Festival entries can be viewed on EIU’s institutional repository, The Keep, at thekeep.eiu.edu/ediblebook_2022

the theme for National Library Week was “Connect to Your Library”. This year’s Honorary Patron for National Library Week was Molly Shannon, actress, comedian and cast member of Saturday Night Live.

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