September 24, October 2, and October 3, 2020 | Online
THIS YEAR'S THEME:
LITERATURE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
"You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald
Barbara Kingsolver is the 2020 recipient of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Achievement in American Literature. On Saturday, October 3, special guest and Keynote Speaker Clint Smith will introduce our honoree. The 24th Annual Festival theme is “Literature and Social Justice.” Events will be livestreamed and available September 24, October 2, and October 3.
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival was established in 1996 to celebrate the centenary of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s birth, in Rockville, Maryland, the city where Fitzgerald, his wife, and his daughter are buried. The Festival seeks to honor the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald and those of prominent American literary artists and to support, encourage, and assist aspiring and emerging writers and students interested in the literary arts. Originally a one-day event, the Festival now includes programs on three days. The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival is co-sponsored by the City of Rockville and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc.