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Edible Book Festival at DU: 2020

Edible Book Festival -- let them eat books -- April 20th, 2020, 11am-1pm in AAC 290

2020 Edible Book Festival Details

Where: Kvistad Special Events Room, AAC 290

When: CURRENTLY POSTPONED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC -- we're investigating options to host this as a virtual event, so don't give up your edible book dreams just yet!

Who's judging? You are!

Potential judging criteria include wittiest pun, best representation of the book, showstopper, etc.

Do I need to RSVP?

It's not required, but you can RSVP here to help us decide how many plates we'll need.

How can I submit an entry?

  • Please sign up via this spreadsheet so we know how many entries to expect.
  • On April 20th, please bring your entry to AAC 290 at 10:30 am, along with:
    • A picture of your book's cover, or the library's copy of the book itself.
    • The title of your dish, and a list of the ingredients (there's a template available below for your convenience).
    • Serving utensils for your dish.

What is the Edible Book Festival?

Edible Book Day falls on April 1st, but libraries around the world celebrate with events held anytime in March or April. The Edible Book Day's official website says:

"All edible books must be 'bookish' through the integration of text, literary inspiration or, quite simply, the form."


If you have questions about this year's book festival at DU, please contact Zeffie Starling. Thanks!

Our 2019 Edible Book Festival Entries

An intricately braided loaf of bread arranged to look like a snowflake, with swirls of cinnamon, cocoa, and sugar.

The Art of the Snowflake, by Bridget Farrell

This cake inspired by Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451 is covered in yellow, red, and orange flames shaped from fondant, with numeral-shaped candles spelling out 451.

Fahrenheit 451, by Erin Elzi

A crust-less New York style cheesecake, based on the children's book

The Emperor's New Crust

A graham cracker drawer full of very tidy candies, based on Mari Kondo's book about tidying.

Does It Spark Joy? By Denisse Solis

This tribute to George Orwell's Animal Farm includes a bed of grass adorned by peeps, jelly beans eggs, and chocolate pigs, lambs, and chickens. The pigs are several times larger than all the other animals.

All animals are equal, by Kate Crowe

This entry pays homage to Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises with glasses of virgin tequila sunrise.

The Sweet Also Sunrises, by Dan Andree

Scone Lannister (cherries, vanilla, & honey); Scone Targaryen (triple cinnamon with chocolate chunks); Scone Stark (parmesan and rosemary); and White Walker Scones (blueberry and white chocolate) compete for the throne in this tribute to Game of Thrones.

Game of Scones, by Meg Eastwood