Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Upcoming PCB Events!

Edible Book Festival
April 1, 2011
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
49th & Florence Street

As you may know, The International Edible Book Festival is held annually on April 1st, partially to celebrate the birthday of French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755 - 1826), and partially to celebrate the fun of eating your own words. You can read more about edible books at the official website, www.books2eat.com.

We are very excited to start participating in this Festival and urge you to make an edible book! At the event we will eat non-book snacks and potluck items, photograph and enjoy the books, vote for our favorites, then eat them! As an incentive to participate, the favorite books as voted on by the attendees will receive prizes.

For more information or if you would like to attend this event, please RSVP to Mandy Dunn Sampson at mandydunnsampson@gmail.com. Indicate whether you are bringing an edible book or a potluck item, empty-handed attendees will be charged $10.


Bodies of Text: A PCB and Dance Company Collaboration
April 16, 2011 at 8:00 pm
Community Education Center
3500 Lancaster Avenue

A series of collaborative dance performances and art exhibitions tied to the book and its interdisciplinary interpretations. Premiering as a part of the 2011 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts and its theme of Paris 1911.

Tickets are available through the CEC (Box Office: 215-387-1911) and through PIFA at www.Pifa.org.

Performances will be followed by a discussion between choreographers and book artists, examining the transformation from printed page to stage, and accompanied by storefront exhibits of artist books and related material. Featured books will also be on view alongside each performance.


Members & Friends Meeting
at the American Philosophical Society

May 5, 2011
6:00 to 8:00 pm
104 South 5th Street

Join us as we take a tour of the conservation lab of APS and explore the new exhibition Of Elephants and Roses: Encounters with French Natural History, 1790-1830 with Assistant Curator of Museum Education, Jenni Drozdek, Ph.D.


For up to date information and details about programs please visit us at philadelphiacenterforthebook.org

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