Our Annual Meeting was held December 10th, 2020 from 5:30 to 6 as a Zoom session.
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Our 2021 Honoree will be distinguished author
You can listen to a recent Interview (5-3-21) with Festival Committee board member Larry Matthews ("Matthews and Friends" ) at:
Larry Matthews' interview with lauded author John Edgar is also written up and can be read at: the link below.
Wideman talks race, short stories, and why he doesn’t care to be known as a great American writer.
At 7 pm on n September 17, Professor Quentin Miller of Suffolk University will facilitate a Montgomery County Library book discussion of John Edgar Wideman's book Brothers & Keepers.
Starting at 6 pm on the evening of September 24, Fitzgerald's 125th birthday, the Festival will show "Gatsby in Connecticut," a documentary about Fitzgerald's time in Westport, Connecticut, and how it influenced The Great Gatsby.
Following the film, there will be a discussion with the film's producer and Robert Williams and Fitzgerald scholar film participant Walter Raubicheck.
The Writer's Center will host a free event:
Readings in Tribute to John Edgar Wideman
October 29 @ 7:00 PM EDT - 8:00 PM EDT
More at where you can register.
For a short briefing on the Festival go to: Briefing.
Our recent event was the evening of May 20th when the festival had a Members Meeting from 5:30 to 6 followed, from to 6 to 7, by a free, virtual program featuring Kirk Curnett, managing editor or the F Scott Fitzgerald Review. Curnett, chair of the English Department at Troy University, will discuss his new book, All of the Belles: The Montgomery Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Recent Gatsby Coverage (BBC)
The Great Gatsby is synonymous with parties, glitz and glamour – but this is just one of many misunderstandings about the book that began from its first publication.
"Of all the reviews, even the most enthusiastic, not one had the slightest idea what the book was about" – F Scott Fitzgerald
Read a BBC article: The world's most misunderstood novel