F. Scott Fitzgerald Festival
Montgomery County Public Libraries Programs


MCPL is a partner of the 2019 F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival, which is being held October 12, 2019 at the Glenview Mansion in Rockville, Maryland. Please see www.fscottfestival.org for details of the Literary Festival’s main events on October 10, 11, and 12. MCPL will be doing programs in the months preceding the Festival related to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald, 2019 Festival Honoree Amy Tan, and the Festival’s Student Short Story Contest finalists. We thank our fellow co-sponsors Friends of the Library Montgomery County, Inc., and it’s Twinbrook, Rockville Memorial, and Potomac Chapters for their support.


MCPL Sponsored or Co-Sponsored Events

  • Tuesday, September 17th at 6:30 p.m., Twinbrook Library:  The Twinbrook Library Book Discussion Group will discuss Festival awardee Amy Tan’s book, Saving Fish from Drowning. (For further information, call 240-777-0240).
  • Tuesday, September 24that 6:30 p.m., Rockville Memorial Library: A screening of The Great Gatsby (2013 version with Leonardo DiCaprio) on the occasion of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Birthday.
  • Thursday, September 26th at 6:30 p.m., Twinbrook Library: The three Student Finalists in the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival Short Story Writing contest are invited to read and discuss their short stories.
  • Saturday, September 28that 2:00 p.m., Potomac Library: A screening of The Joy Luck Club, based upon the Amy Tan novel of the same name.
  • Thursday, October 10th at 11:30 a.m., Twinbrook Library: Friends of the Library, Montgomery County present a special Literary Luncheon to open the Festival, with Vaddey Ratner, author of In the Shadow of the Banyan and Music of the Ghosts. (Registration and Fee required, please see www.folmc.org for details).