Judges named for Edible Book Festival

Friday, March 15, 2013

From the Lake City Iowa Public Library festival

Edible Book Festival - free
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 11am – 3pm
Third Place Commons, inside the Town Center at Lake Forest Park
17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Readers and Food Lovers: Start your ovens! The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council will host a local Edible Book Festival as part of the International Edible Book Festival. Bibliophiles, book artists and food lovers will unite to create edible books. Edible books are made of food and inspired by a book or pun on a book title. The festival is free and open to the public. Anyone can enter a creation. All the creations will be exhibited, admired, photographed, documented and then eaten with coffee and milk!

Awards will go to over a dozen outstanding creations. Our friends, Third Place Books, will donate the prizes. Our fabulous judges Kathleen Flynn, Kristin Price, Susan Jones, Jessica Hurst will have a delicious time making their award choices. Find out more about our judges below.

So come out and enjoy these mouthwatering manuscripts, or brave your aprons to create your own succulent storybook. Get inspired . Your creation should be inspired by a book, but made out of edible ingredients. It may look like a book, tablet or scroll, or be completely unique.

There will be 4 categories that will be judged, with 3 awards for different ages in each category. Everyone present will have one vote for their all time favorite entry – The People’s Choice award for a total of 13 prizes!

The age groups are:

  • K-6th grade
  • 7-12th grade
  • Adult

The categories are:

  1. Most "good enough to eat,"
  2. Most PUNderful,
  3. Most three-dimensional/architectural,
  4. Most literal depiction of the book title

People's Choice (everyone present can vote for their favorite)

For more information or to register your entry contact slfp.ediblebooks@gmail.com To register we need your name, age group, edible book entry title, and the original book title from which your entry was inspired. Pre-registration will end March 25th, but you may just show up the day of the event with an entry.

"Catcher in the Rye" from the Lake City Iowa library festival

More exciting news!
We have just learned that the King County Library System Social Media team will broadcast the festival and film people interested in sharing their entry. The event will be live-streaming on Google+ and will be archived on the KCLS YouTube channel.  You will not want to miss the opportunity to share your edible creation with the world!


Kathleen Flynn
Kathleen earned her diplome de cuisine from the famed Le Cordon Bleu in Paris in 2005. Her memoir about that experience, The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry was aNew York Times bestseller, a finalist in the Washington State Book Awards and has been translated into nine languages. Her second book, another national bestseller, earned several awards including the 2012 Book Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. She is working on her third title, Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good, a memoir with recipes about her Midwest childhood. It's slated for publication by Penguin in early 2014.

A writer and journalist for more than twenty years, Flinn's work has appeared in more than three dozen publications worldwide. She serves on the board of directors of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She divides her time between Seattle and the Tampa Bay area in Florida. Her website is kathleenflinn.com

Kristin Price
Kristin is a Seattle native and event professional whose favorite pastimes involve art, food, writing and exploring her beloved city. She writes the blog KristinPotPie - Savoring Delicious Celebrations http://kristinpotpie.wordpress.com/, where she shares her passion for culinary delights, event planning and all the must-see and do around the Pacific Northwest.

Susan Jones
Fine artist and freelance illustrator Susan Jones' art has been featured in local and national juried exhibitions; she is represented by Semantics Gallery in Edmonds and Kaewyn Gallery in Bothell, Washington. Jones teaches Natural Science Illustration and Botanical Illustration for the University of Washington's Extension Program, and coordinates the Art-Ins, free community art-making sessions at Third Place Commons. Additional information

Jessica Hurst
Bookseller of six years and a three dimensional artists of many mediums, Jessica Hurst has studied at The Gage Academy in Seattle, Washington and her sculptures were featured as a part of a greater exhibition at the Market Street Gallery in San Francisco, California. For two years, she worked as the lead cookie decorator at a custom bakery in Grand Junction, Colorado, applying the appearance of everything from blue whales to starter pistols to sweet, edible treats. Her current passions have taken a turn for the textile. She will soon offer custom-made, finely sewn clothing, specializing in undergarments for all shapes sizes and needs. She is devoted and lifelong reader.


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