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F. Scott Fitzgerald Festival
Montgomery County Public Libraries Programs
July – October 2018


MCPL is a partner of the 2018 F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival, which is being held October 20, 2018 at the Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Maryland. Please see for details of the Literary Festival’s main events on October 18, 19, and 20. MCPL will be doing programs in the months preceding the Festival related to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald, 2018 Festival Honoree Richard Russo, and the Festival’s Youth Short Story Contest finalists.


MCPL Sponsored Events

  • Tuesday, July 24th 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.
  • 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 the F. Scott Fitzgerald short stories “Winter Dreams” and “Babylon Revisited.”
  • 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 24th at 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 ( Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Rockville Memorial Chapter.
  • 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.