About the Event
Edible Book events occur all over the world on or around April 1st and are loosely organized as the International Edible Book Festival.
The library held its first Edible Book Event on April 1, 2015, its second on April 1, 2016, its third on April 3, 2017, and its fourth on April 2, 2018.
All entries must be “bookish” through the integration of text, literary inspiration or, quite simply, the form.
Entries can be created out of anything edible (cake, grapes, pickles, whatever!). Of course, you can transport your item on something inedible…such as a plate! If you use any inedible materials, please note that upon submission (as these entries will be eaten!).
Entries must be submitted by members of the W&L community (faculty, staff, students, departments, student organizations). Families/friends of university employees can also be involved in the creation/submission of an entry as long as there was employee involvement.
Individuals or groups may submit an entry.
The University Library will not supply ingredients for entries (the Library will to provide beverages for consumption during the “eating of the entries”).
Entries will be competing to win the “Popular Vote” and/or “Best in Show” (bestowed by invited judges).
Specifically, students/faculty can “vote” for entries by putting a dollar in an associated jar. The entry that earns the most money wins the “Popular Vote” prize. Collected money will be donated to W&L Campus Kitchens. “Best in show” will be awarded by a faculty member, or team of faculty members (faculty members with particular knowledge in literature or cuisine with be consulted).
Browse the library’s Edible Books & Media pinboard!