Myrin Library's Edible Books Festival will not be held in Spring 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns.
The contest is open to all students, staff and faculty. Enter as many creations as you wish! Entries are due in the Library by 11 AM. Vote for your favorites between 11 AM and 1 PM. Winners announced at 1:15 PM.
Entries should have some literary connection and must be made from edible ingredients, though the final product itself need not be eaten. Entries could look like a book, be a play on its title or be inspired by its contents.
PRIZES: Popular Choice Winner - $100 - Popular Choice Runner-Up - $50 - Best Book Representation - $25 - Funniest - $25 - Most Appetizing - $25 - Least Appetizing - $25.
The International Edible Books Festival is held annually around April 1st to commemorate the birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), famous for his book Physiologie du Goût, a witty meditation on food. Judith A. Hoffberg and Beatrice Coron are credited with originating the idea for a festival in 1999.
Ursinus student Jessica Gallagher brought the idea to Myrin Library in 2005 and it has been a successful event ever since. Each year, Ursinus College students, faculty and staff are invited to submit creations inspired by books or other literary works. Entries are judged by the college community and prizes are awarded.
Collected here are images of the entries submitted since 2005.