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Edible art on display at Milligan library

Jessica Fuller • Apr 16, 2018 at 7:49 PM

MILLIGAN COLLEGE — What’s better than literary-inspired art? 

Literary-inspired art you can eat. 

Milligan College’s library hosted its eighth annual Edible Book Festival Monday, where more than a dozen entries competed for the funniest, most creative, tastiest and overall best entry. 

One entrant decorated a cake to represent the world of “The Lorax,” while a simple entry with a plate sprinkled with a few cheese crumbs representing the book, “Who Moved My Cheese?” gathered some votes for funniest entry. 

Mary Jackson, the college’s librarian, said creators can choose any book to replicate into a treat, with the only stipulation being that the entry is at least partially edible.

Jackson said this year was a good turnout for entries. Ballot jars had already begun to fill up just two hours into the competition as more students and faculty stopped by on their breaks to see what creations the competition churned out this year. Jackson said she has a good time looking at the different entries every year, and each batch of competitors comes up with something new each year.

“It’s a really nice thing that we do every April. It’s always amazing to see what people come up with,” she said. 

While voters spent Monday voting for the most creative, funniest and best overall entry, library workers will be taste-testing on Tuesday to select the tastiest entry. 

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