F. Scott Fitzgerald Festival –Montgomery County Public Libraries Programs

MCPL Sponsored Events

  • Tuesday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m., Twinbrook Library – “Celebrating the Expressive Art (and birthday) of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald”
  • Tuesday, September 11th, MCPL Website. MCPL Matters PODCAST will be aired beginning on that day (recorded on August 9th, 2018), with members of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival Committee. http://mcplmd.libsyn.com/podcast.
  • Thursday, September 27th at 6:30 p.m., Twinbrook Library: National literary experts, authors, conference organizers, and University of Maryland alumni Dr. Eleanor Heginbotham and Dr. Jackson Bryer will discuss F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short stories and the love letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald.
  • Tuesday, September 18th at 6:30 p.m., Twinbrook Library:  The Twinbrook Library Book Discussion Group will discuss Festival awardee Richard Russo’s book, Trajectory. (For further information, call 240-777-0240).
  • Monday, September 24that 7:00 p.m., Rockville Memorial Library: A screening of “Bernice Bobs Her Hair”, a movie inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story of the same title, shown on his Birthday.       Shown on MCPL’s new streaming movie service, Kanopy (http://www.montomgerycountymd.gov/library).
  • Saturday, October 6th at 3 p.m., Twinbrook Library:  A showing of the movie Benjamin Button (inspired by the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story) with a discussion afterwards with members of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Festival planning committee.
  • Thursday, October 11th at 6:30 p.m., Twinbrook Library: The three Student Finalists in the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival Short Story Writing contest will be invited to read and discuss their short stories.