23rd Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Glenview Mansion, 603 Edmonston Drive. Rockville, MD 20851
Friends of the Library will be selling books from 9:00 am. – 5:00 p.m.
A Film Screening of The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Adapted from Amy Tan’s 1989 novel and starring Tsai Chin, France Nuyen, Lisa Lu, and Chinh. Screenplay adapted by Amy Tan and Ronald Bass. The film was selected as one of the year’s Ten Best by the National Board of Review.
• “Making Memoir Matter” (Non-Fiction)
• “Where Do I Begin?” (Fiction/Non-Fiction)
Mary Kay Zuravleff
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Roberta S. Mandrekas, President, F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc.
Amy Tan in Conversation with Special Guest Mark Childress
Awards Ceremony• Recognition of Montgomery County High School Fitzgerald Scholars
Davina T. Smith – English Teacher, Montgomery County Public Schools
• Presentation of the Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Student Short Story Contest Winner
Davina T. Smith
• Presentation of the Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Contest Winner
• Presentation of the Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature
Roberta S. Mandrekas
Followed by acceptance & reading
David S. Brown, “Southern Sympathies: Maryland and the Making of F. Scott Fitzgerald”
C. James Moore
• “After the Past Begins: Writing the Memoir and Reaching the Mountain of Amazement” (Non-Fiction)
E. Ethelbert Miller
• “The Voice in Micro-Stories” (Fiction/Non-Fiction)