The International Edible Book Festival has been held annually since 2000 in countries around the world, and now Vanderbilt is joining in for the first time!
Vanderbilt community members are welcome to submit their most creative—and edible!—literary work of art on Monday, April 2. Participants create an “edible book,” which can be inspired by a favorite tale, involve a pun on a famous title, or simply be in the shape of a book (or scroll, or tablet, etc.). All entries will be exhibited, documented, then EATEN!
The contest will take place in the Community Room of the Central Library, where participants will bring their entries along with a copy of the book upon which their entry is based. Public viewing will start at 11:30 a.m., judging and awards will be at 12:15 p.m., and we’ll start eating at 12:30 p.m.!
Winners will be named in nine categories: best team entry, people’s choice, judge’s choice, best Nashville or southern theme, most creative, best depiction of a classic, best depiction of a children’s book, most appetizing and funniest/punniest.