LITERARY FESTIVAL

Our  25th Annual  Festival (Saturday, Oct. 30th, 2021) will honor 
John Edgar Wideman

Our 2021 Festival Theme will be "Are All Stories True?"

 

Enter our 2021 Short Story Contest​

We are now only accepting submissions online.  Details for submission are here.

 

See our Festival News page for information about events planned for May 20th,

Sept 17th and Sept 24th.

See our page for information on our Fitzgerald 125th birthday celebration featuring 

a movie and panel discussion of Gatsby in Connecticut.

 

Stay tune later in April for a page on our 2021 Events - main day, master classes, workshops, and more.

Our Honorees

WINNERS OF THE F. SCOTT FITZGERALD AWARD

1996 William Styron

1997 John Barth

1998 Joyce Carol Oates

1999 E. L. Doctorow

2000 Norman Mailer

2001 Ernest  J. Gaines

2002 John Updike

2003 Edward Albee

2004 Grace Paley

2005 Pat Conroy

2006 Jane Smiley

2007 William Kennedy

2008 Elmore Leonard

2009 Julia Alvarez

2010 Alice McDermott

2011 Maxine Hong Kingston

2013 Robert Olen Butler

2014 James Salter

2015 Richard Ford

2016 Garrison Keillor

2017 Annie Proulx

2018 Richard Russo

2019 Amy Tan

2020  Barbara Kingsolver

 
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

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.

BECOME
A MEMBER 

To help fund the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival, become a Member and enjoy special membership benefits!

 THE PURPOSE OF THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL

1. To honor the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald and to honor prominent American fiction writers, poets, playwrights, screenwriters, and other literary figures and artists;

2. To enhance the literary arts by conducting an annual event which includes seminars, lectures, and other educational activities promoting the written word; and

3. To support, encourage, and assist aspiring and emerging writers and students interested in the literary arts.

CONTACT US

F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc.

Rockville City Hall

111 Maryland Avenue

Rockville, MD  20850

fscottfestival1@gmail.com 

301-309-9461

 

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