Our Annual Meeting was held December 10th, 2020 from 5:30 to 6 as a Zoom session.

We have now completed our Annual Members Meeting and are busy preparing for the 2021 Festival. See three planned events mentioned below.
 
Our 2021 Honoree will be distinguished author 
John Edgar Wideman
Events 
Our next event will be the evening of May 20th when the festival will present 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.  Access to the session is forthcoming. 

On September 17, Professor Quentin Miller of Suffolk University will facilitate a Montgomery County Library book discussion of John Edgar Wideman's book Brothers and Keepers.

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.

 

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

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20210209-the-worlds-most-misunderstood-novel

The 24th Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival and the 1st "Virtual" version went very well. Barbara Kingsolver was a great honoree -- her Master Class and reading/remarks were great and she transcended the on-line constraints and projected a feeling of warmth & immediacy.
If you missed it don't despair, the committee is "Zoom Meeting" to begin preparations for our 25th festival. Watch this page for announcements and updates. Meanwhile, revisit some of Fitzgerald's great novels and short stories or watch one of the movie versions. A particular fav of "ours" is the 2009 Oscar-winning version of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”. Or view our 7'45" video history of the Festival.
Stay tunes for news of interest to Festival and FSF fans. 

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