Edible Books Festival 2014 Highlights
The Mixed Up Chameleon
Category: Most Edible
Creator: Laura Hansen
The 101 Dalmations
Category: Most Humorous
Creator: Vicki Danko
The Great Gatsby
Category: Best Tasting
Creator: Madelynn Dickerson
Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
Category: Most Creative
Creator: Henri Mondschein
Creator: Jennette Bristol
Join the Fun! Enter an Edible Book for a Chance to Win a Prize!!
Edible Books Festival 2015
Pearson Library Lobby
Wed. April 8th, 2015
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Design an Edible Creation
A Book, Poem, Title, Theme, Plot, Verse, Scene, or Character
April is National Poetry Month - Poetic Themes are Encouraged
Submit Your Individual Creation
Make Your Edible Creation a Team Effort!
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Contestants drop off edible creations
3:00 p.m. Judging begins
3:30 - 4:00 pm Winners announced & prizes awarded
Entry Deadline: Fri. March 27
The History of Edible Book Festivals
Art librarian Judith A. Hoffberg and artist Béatrice Coron held the first edible book festival in 2000, after Judith conceived of the idea at a Thanksgiving dinner with book artists in 1999. Béatrice created the Books2Eat website with a photographic gallery of edible books and links to events worldwide.
· The festival commemorates the birthday (April 1st) of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), famous for his book Physiologie du goût, (The Physiology of Taste: Or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy) a witty meditation on food.
For more background on the global phenomenon of edible books, visit the International Edible Book Festival website: www.books2eat.com
This guide has been adapted with permission from Susan E. Searing of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
What is an Edible Books Festival?
It's an event that features food shaped like, or referring to, books. Beginning with that simple and silly premise, much is possible!
Bachelor Degree for Professionals students
Administrative & office staff
Amateur bakers and chefs
Artists and designers
Members of campus clubs and organizations
Anyone with a quirky sense of humor
Anyone with a sweet tooth
Anyone who reads!
Explore Academic Library Edible Book Festivals
Here's a sampling of edible book events at academic libraries.