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Last Updated: Mar 10, 2015 URL: Print Guide

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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

Entry Categories


Submit Your Individual Creation


Make Your Edible Creation a Team Effort!

Event Highlights

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

Become a Contest Judge


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:




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!


Who Participates?

Undergraduate students

Bachelor Degree for Professionals students

Graduate 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!



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