Devouring Children’s Literature 2014!

The ChildLit GSA Is excited to be organizing our first (of hopefully many) edible books festival and reading Event: DEVOURING CHILDREN’S LITERATURE! If you have a hunger for children’s books, then this event was made for you!


Edible book festivals have a long history (which you can read about HERE).  Around the world, people construct artistic creations out of edible components that might:

  • be a pun of a book title
  • look like a book in form or shape
  • be inspired by a book title, series or character
  • just have anything to do with books!

We wanted to introduce the magic of such an event to the SDSU campus, to allow everyone to explore their love of children’s books with imagination and fun. DEVOURING CHILDREN’S LITERATURE naturally focuses on children’s literature — from picture books to young adult novels — in order to highlight both the playfulness of literature for young people as well as the importance of examining it as literature itself. To that end, we also have a fabulous program planned, including readings from two of our esteemed professors of children’s literature — Drs. Phillip Serrato and Alida Allison — and talks from two local children’s authors — Mara Price and James Matlack Raney. Be prepared to experience childhood texts like never before, and get some insight into the place of children’s literature in San Diego and beyond.

The festival is open to everyone (to participate and just to attend), so share with your friends! To participate, read the Rules and Guidelines and fill out the Registration Form. Registration is free, we just want to make sure we have space for everyone! Feel free to download and share this flyer with your friends as well.

And of course, there will be prizes for the coolest edible books! 🙂 Prizes will be determined by popular vote, so encourage your friends to support you and explore the many benefits and influences of children’s lit.

We will be posting the schedule very soon, so stay tuned!


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