Vanderbilt Libraries to Host Second Annual Edible Books Festival

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Edible Books Festival Flyer

The campus and community are invited to join us for the second festival on April 1st to experience the delightful collision of books and food. “Last year’s entries were extremely clever. The libraries are glad to again be part of this global celebration of books and food,” said University Librarian Valerie Hotchkiss.

Those interested in exercising their imaginations by creating edible works of book-themed art are encouraged to register for the event by noon on March 29th. Entries will be judged by Vince Durnan, director, University School of Nashville; Bob Bernstein, founder and owner, Bongo Java; and Jamie Pope, assistant professor of nursing, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in the following categories:

  • Most Creative
  • Best Depiction of a Classic
  • Best Depiction of a Children’s Book
  • Best Nashville or Southern Theme
  • Best Team Entry
  • Funniest/Punniest
  • Most Appetizing
  • Judges’ Choice
  • People’s Choice

Participants should drop off their entries between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m.; public viewing begins at 11:30 a.m. and judging at 12:15 p.m. followed by our favorite part—eating the books!

Additional information and entry form are available here:

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