Edible Book Festival goes Virtual

Mason Libraries’ Edible Book Festival is going virtual this year! The Festival features creative food projects inspired by books and stories. Edible books can physically resemble books, or they can refer to an aspect of a story, or they can incorporate text. 

The Festival runs March 26 – April 1, 2021. Entry deadline is March 26 – anyone can participate. This year’s prize categories include “People’s Choice/Best in Show,” “Punniest,” and “Best Representation of a Book.” You can read more about the guidelines at https://infoguides.gmu.edu/edible. Contest winners will receive Barnes & Noble gift cards.

Virtual Edible Book Festival entries will be posted on infoguides.gmu.edu/edible on March 29 +30. View them – and then vote for your choice in each prize category on Selection Day, March 31. Anyone can vote!  Winners will be announced at Noon, April 1.

We can’t wait to see what you create!

Edible Book Festival Returns

Due to the popularity of the Libraries’ contest earlier this year, and in celebration of Fall for the Book, the Edible Book Festival returns for a special fall edition!

Enjoy creating connections between the literary and culinary arts? Registrations to participate in the competition are due Tuesday, October 1. For more information, competition rules, and to register, visit https://library.gmu.edu/edible.

Even if you don’t enter the competition, we hope you’ll make plans to join us for the competition results – viewing and tasting! – on Friday, October 11, 11am to 2pm, in Fenwick Library, Room 1014.

Edible Book Festival: April 1

Do you like books, the culinary arts, winning prizes? Enter the Libraries’ Edible Book Festival Competition! The Festival will take place Monday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fenwick Library, Room 1014 (yes, we realize this is “April Fool’s Day” but this is no joke!).

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.

For more details and to enter the competition, visit http://library.gmu.edu/edible. Entry forms are due by March 22. We can’t wait to see (and taste) what you create!