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[BKARTS] Edible Books at the Center for Book Arts in New York City

Contact: Rory Golden

February 25, 2004


New York, NY ? On Thursday, April 1st 2004, from 6 to 10 p.m., The Center
for Book Arts presents Eat Your Words: The5th Annual International Edible
Festival.  Celebrated worldwide at various cultural centers, this event
unites bibliophiles, book artists and food lovers to celebrate the ingestion
of culture and its fulfilling nourishment.

In New York, Eat Your Words is a benefit to support The Center for Book Arts
' educational program for NYC youth, Cultural Autobiography, a tuition-free
weeklong bookmaking class for area teenagers held at The Center every

This year the event is hosted festively at BAUHAUS, 196 Orchard Street, (one
block south of Houston) tel 212-477-1550. Interesting literary cocktails
will complement the books.

Admission is free.

From 6 to 7 p.m., visitors view the edible books. At 7 p.m., the literary
confections will be put up for silent auction, Purchased books maybe eaten
on the premises or at home.

Edible books from previous years' events include: Charita Patamikakorn's
Edible Structural Poetry, a construction of gingerbread cookies; Stephanie
Krause and Robert Christie's Book of Pi, a Pi number cut out apple pie; and
Sloane Madureira's Japanese Poems-haiku, relief printed in pastel marzipan

"We constantly nourish ourselves and digest the culture around us. April
fools day is a perfect occasion to reflect on eating our words and redefine
our relations to food and words in a tasty celebration," says Béatrice
Coron, one of the event's founding organizers.

To make and submit an edible book:

Download the submission guidelines at
www.colophon.com/ediblebooks/books2eat2004.pdf (Deadline March 15)

Accepted entries may be hand-delivered to BAUHAUS on the day of the event.

For further information, contact The Center for Book Arts at (212) 481-0295.

To view entries from past festivals or to find out about other participating
locations, visit www.colophon.com/ediblebooks


The Center for Book Arts is dedicated to the preservation of the traditional
crafts of bookmaking, as well as encouraging contemporary interpretations of
the book as an art object. Founded in 1974, it was the first not-for-profit
organization of its kind in the nation. The Center organizes exhibitions
related to the art of the book and offers an extensive selection of
educational courses, workshops and seminars in traditional and contemporary
bookbinding, letterpress printing, fine press publishing, and other
associated arts. The Center for Book Arts is supported by local businesses,
by various foundations including the Lenrow Fund, the Milton and Sally Avery
Arts Foundation, the NY State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment
for the Arts, and by its members. Center for Book Arts, Incorporated 1974 is
a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit corporation. Contributions are tax deductible to
the extent allowed by law.

The Center is located at 28 West 27th Street, on the 3rd floor, between 6th
Avenue and Broadway. To get to the Center by train, take the N/R to 28th
Street and Broadway, the F to 23rd Street and 6th Avenue, or the 1 or 9 to
28th Street and 7th Avenue. Please call the Center for details on parking in
the neighborhood.  For further information or to register for workshops and
classes, call the Center at (212) 481-0295 or visit

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