Schedule for October 29

 

8:30 a.m.

Registration

           Best Western Plus, Rockville, MD

 

9:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m.

Screening of “A Prairie Home Companion” (2006)

           Screenplay by and starring Garrison Keillor

Morning Workshops

    •    “How to Start, How to Stop” (Non-Fiction)
Henry Allen
•    “He Said, She Said” (Fiction)
Olga Grushin
•    “Here at The New Yorker” (Non-Fiction)
Margaret Talbot

10:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

           Jackson R. Bryer, President, F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc.

 

Master Class

           Garrison Keillor

12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Lunch

           Optional Box Lunch from Dawson’s Market is available for purchase; see       Registration page for details.

 

Bus Tour of Fitzgerald’s Haunts in Rockville

           Eileen McGuckian

 

Politics & Prose Bookstore will be selling books in the lobby

2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

 

1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Featured Speaker: “The Humor Game”

           Calvin Trillin

3:00 p.m.-4:40 p.m.

Afternoon Workshops

    •    “Writing a Memoir Without Witness Protection” (Non-Fiction)
E. Ethelbert Miller
•    “‘I’m Fine, and You?’: Deepening the Dialogue in Your Fiction”
Dolen Perkins-Valdez

 

Panel Discussion:  “Humor and Satire”

         Michael Dirda, Moderator; Alexandra Petri; Tom Toles; Mary Kay Zuravleff 

 

4:45-5:15 p.m.

“Twenty Years of Celebrating Fitzgerald in Rockville”

           Eileen McGuckian 

5:15 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Awards Ceremony/Book Signing

    •    Recognition of Fitzgerald Scholars

•    Presentation of 20th Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Contest Winner
Nathanael A. Brown

•    Introduction of the recipient of the 20th Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Award
for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature
Calvin Trillin

•    Acceptance and Reading
Garrison Keillor

•    Book Signing

 

 


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