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Edible Books Festival

UC Berkeley Library Edible Book Festival

Monday, April 10th
Moffitt Undergraduate Library 405
Public viewing from Noon - 2pm

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Sign up to submit your creation. Any member of the UC community can participate.

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What's an Edible Book Festival?

Edible Book Festivals feature creative food projects that draw their inspiration from books and stories. Edible books might physically resemble books, or they might refer to an aspect of a story, or they might incorporate text. Judges select winners for an array of light-hearted prize categories, such as “Best Literary Pun” or “Most Delicious Looking." The Festivals are a great way to celebrate both book-making culture and the culinary arts. Edible Book Festivals began with the Books2Eat website in 2000 and is now celebrated internationally during the month of April.

Full Schedule

9:30-11am: Submission Drop-Off
11:30-noon: Judging
Noon-2pm: Public viewing and reception
12:15: Announcement of Winners

Categories

Best in Show
Most Book Like
Punniest
Best Student Entry
People's Choice

Judges

Julie Chen: Bay Area book artist and publisher
Jean Ferguson: Learning and Research Communities Librarian, UC Berkeley
Susan Schweik: UC Professor of English

Social Media

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Contact Us

edible-books AT lists.berkeley.edu

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor -- ideally at least two weeks prior to the event.

FAQ

What's an Edible Book Festival?

Edible Book Festivals feature creative food projects that draw their inspiration from books and stories. Edible books might physically resemble books, or they might refer to an aspect of a story, or they might incorporate text. Judges select winners for an array of light-hearted prize categories, such as “Best Literary Pun” or “Most Delicious Looking." The Festivals are a great way to celebrate both book-making culture and the culinary arts. Edible Book Festivals began with the Books2Eat website in 2000 and is now celebrated internationally during the month of April.

Notable Edible Book Festivals:

Who can participate?

Any member of the UC Berkeley community can participate.

What kinds of submissions are acceptable?

Anything made of food and that looks like or is inspired by books!

Can a group submit an entry?

Yes, a group can submit an entry. One prize will be awarded per entry (not per person), so the group agrees to share the prize if they win. At least one member of the group must be affiliated with UC Berkeley.

Is the event open to the public?

The Edible Books Festival is open to anyone with a CalID.

Will the judges taste my entry?

Nope! While your entry must be composed of edible materials, it does not have to actually be appetizing! Entries will not be judged on taste.

Planning Commitee

Planning Committee

Susan Powell, GIS & Map Librarian
Lee Adams, Digital Services Librarian
Jen Osgood, Technical Processing Lead, Arts & Humanities Division
Stacy Reardon, Literatures and Digital Humanities Librarian
Molly Rose, Circulation Supervisor, Environmental Design Library

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