23rd Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD
7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville MD
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
A Film Screening of “Nobody’s Fool” (1994)
Adapted from Richard Russo’s 1993 novel and starring Paul Newman. The film was selected as one of the year’s Ten Best by the National Board of Review. Following the film, a Q & A will follow with Richard Russo.
9:20 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
• “Point of View” (Fiction)
• “Exploring the Divide” (Fiction/Non-Fiction)
• “Crafting the Lede” (Non-Fiction)
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Roberta S. Mandrekas, President, F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc.
12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
Friends of the Library Montgomery County will be selling books in the lobby
12:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
• Recognition of Fitzgerald Scholars
Introduction by Scott R. Bayer, ELA Instructional Specialist, Montgomery County Public Schools
• Presentation of the Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Student Short Story Contest Winner
• Presentation of the Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Contest Winner
Introduction by Nathanael Brown
• Presentation of the Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature
Introduction by Jennifer Finney Boylan
2018 Recipient: Richard Russo,
followed by acceptance, reading, and book signing
2:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Panel Discussion: “A Conversation with F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald’s Granddaughters and Great-Granddaughter,”
Eleanor Lanahan, Cecilia Ross and Blake Hazard; Jackson R. Bryer, Moderator
3:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
• “Fiction in a Flash” (Fiction)
• “Fiction as an Alternative Life” (Fiction)
• “Checking Your Pulse: Learning to Write the Memoir” (Non-Fiction)
E. Ethelbert Miller