Edible Book Festival: Books Are Delicious!

The 1st Annual
Edible Books Festival


Monday, April 2, 2018
Community Room, Central Library
Register by March 27th [entry form]


What is the Edible Book Festival?

Join us for the 1st Annual Edible Books Festival where the worlds of food and books collide in creative and delicious ways. Let your imagination run free and create an edible work of art inspired by your favorite book or author. Have fun with puns, or create something in the shape of a book. Draw inspiration from the International Festival Website.

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 2018 Edible Book Festival

9 am-10 am: Participants drop off their entries in the Community Room
9 am-11:30 am: Judging and Photography
11:30 am: Public viewing begins
12:15 pm: Welcome and judges' commentary
12:30 pm:  Eat the books!


2018 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
• Funniest/punniest           


2018 Edible Book Festival Judges

Kent Oliver, Director of the Nashville Public Library
Alice Randall, Vanderbilt Writer in Residence and co-author of Soul Food Love
Sallie Swor, Nashville food blogger and author of You're Grown - Now You Can Throw a Party


2018 Edible Book Festival Sponsors