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Edible Book Festival: 2019 Festival

Sample entry for Edible Books Festival

UC Berkeley Library Edible Book Festival

Monday, March 18, 2019
12:00 noon-1:30pm
(Awards ceremony at 12:30pm)
Moffitt Library*

Enter!

Sign up now -- You don't have to have a finalized idea to tell us you'll be joining us. We’ll ask you for your detailed entry information closer to the event.  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.

Prize Categories 2019

Punniest
Best Student Entry
Eye Candy (aka Most Aesthetically Pleasing)
Least Edible
People's Choice

Judges

Anna Livia Brand, Assistant Professor, College of Environmental Design
Rosalie Z Fanshel, Program Manager, Berkeley Food Institute
David Faulds, Curator of Rare Books and Literary Manuscripts, Bancroft Library
Cecil Giscombe, Professor, Department of English
Alexander Wilfert, ASUC President

Full Schedule

9:00am -10:45am: Submission drop-off in Moffitt 405
11:00am-11:45am: Judging (closed session)
12:00noon-1:00pm: Public viewing and voting for People’s Choice
12:30pm: Award ceremony
1:00-1:30pm: People's Choice award announced and consumption of the entries

Social Media

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#ediblebooks
#books2eat
#EdibleBooksCal

Contact Us

edible-books AT lists.berkeley.edu

*A current UCB ID or gold UC Berkeley Library Card is required to enter Moffitt Library.

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.

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!

How do I enter?

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 current UCB ID or gold UC Berkeley Library Card.

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 Committee

Lauren Castro, Library Events Coordinator
Aisha Hamilton, Exhibits and Environmental Graphics Coordinator
Susan Powell, GIS & Map 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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