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2018 Festival

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2018 Winners!

First Place: Brunch à Lilliput

Created by:  Abigail Burlington
MCAS '18
Inspiration:  Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift

Brunch à Lilliput


Second PlaceLord of the Fries

Created by:  Nancy Adams
O'Neill Library
Inspiration:  Lord of the Flies, by William Golding


Third PlaceThe Sword in the Scone

Created by:  Kimberly Kowal
Inspiration:  The Sword in the Stone in The Once and Future King, by T.H. White

The Sword in the Scone






General Information

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Edible Books Festival
April 5, 2018
O'Neill Library Lobby

Initiated by book artist Judith A. Hoffberg in 1999, Edible Books Festivals are held by libraries worldwide on or around April 1st. The concept is simple- create a (mostly) edible object that relates to the written word. Books, poems, short stories, graphic novels or anything written can serve as the inspiration. 

To enter, email:

Include your name, title of your entry, and inspiration title and author

Deadline for entering is April 4, 2018


April 5, 2019
O'Neill Library Lobby

Noon - 1pm    Viewing & Judging

1:10pm        Prizes awarded

1pm - 2pm       Eat the entries


  • All BC students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate (as individuals or teams)
  • Entries must be primarily edible and relate to a book, poem, story or have written word qualities
  • Entries should hold their shape while on display (about 2.5 hours without refrigeration)
  • Entries must be delivered to O'Neill Library by 11:45am or dropped off earlier at the Circulation Desk
  • Multiple entries are allowed if space permits


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Scott Britton
Boston College O’Neill Library, Rm 410-D
140 Commonwealth Ave
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467