What is the Edible Book Festival?
Join us for the 3nd Annual Edible Books Festival where the worlds of books and food collide in creative and delicious ways. Create an edible work of art inspired by your favorite book or author. Let your imagination run free! Have fun with puns, or create something in the shape of a book. Draw inspiration from the Vanderbilt Libraries' prior Edible Books Festival entries and the International Edible Books Festival.
Entries may be made from anything that is edible (cake, bread, crackers, gelatin, fruit, vegetables, candy, etc.) as long as it can be displayed for a few hours without melting or spoiling.
Participation is open to all members of the Vanderbilt community.
Schedule for the 2020 Edible Book Festival
9 am-10 am: Participants drop off their entries in the Community Room
10 am-12:00 pm: Judging and Photography
12:00 pm: Public viewing begins
12:30 pm: Welcome and judges' commentary
1:00 pm: Eat the books!
2020 Festival Award Categories
|• People's Choice||• Best Team Entry|
|• Judges' Choice||• Best Depiction of a Classic|
|• Most Creative||• Best Depiction of a Children's Book|
|• Most Appetizing||• Best Nashville or Southern Theme|
2020 Edible Book Festival Judges
Joelle Herr, Owner, The Bookshop East Nashville
Jamie Pope, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Effie Sahihi, Attorney, Blogger, and contestant on The American Baking Competition
2019 Festival Winners
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone;
Taylor Hopkins & Maya Taylor
Best Depiction of a Classic
Blue Roses Cake;
Lorraine Burnett & Jennifer Bennett
Best Depiction of a Children's Book
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom;
Best Nashville or Southern Theme
The Banjo According to John;
Wilson Music Library Staff
Best Team Entry
Frosting the Isle;
Vanderbilt University Press
Silence of the Yams;
A Gilded Age Tea Party;
A Violet Blueberry;
The Handmaid's Tale;