Membership and Donations- accepted by Check or Online

Dear Friends of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival,


Another hard year is behind us, but I hope you are managing well and enjoying the New Year.


The Planning Committee for the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival has been working hard over the winter and early spring to finalize all of our events for 2022.  As we previously announced, our Honoree for 2022 will be Richard Powers, author of numerous novels including The Overstory and Bewilderment.  Additionally, Kim Stanley Robinson will be our Special Guest, and Alice McDermott will give the Keynote address. The Festival, to be held on October 15, 2022, will be live! Our venue will be the Rockville Unitarian Universalist Congregation.


Although it is the premier event, the October Festival is not the only event on the calendar.  On May 17th, we will hold our Annual Meeting at 5:30pm followed by a presentation by Martina Mastandrea.  Ms. Mastandrea will speak on F. Scott Fitzgerald's works as portrayed in silent film including her exciting discovery of the first film ever adapted from a work by Fitzgerald. This event will be virtual, and a link to join will be on our website shortly.  We hope that you can join us.


We are also now accepting entries for our annual Short Story Contest.  We have both student and adult categories - please see the website for details and to enter the contest. Entries must be received by July 1, 2020.  Monetary prizes are awarded to the winners.


To those of you who have already renewed your membership for 2022, thank you again.  For those you would like to join and support the Festival, you can Join Here.  We rely on our members and sponsors to provide financial support for the various events we hold.  We could not do it without you!


Our website is updated regularly, so please check us out at


Thank you for your interest.


Elizabeth Redisch

Festival Coordinator


And with best wishes,


Gary Berg-Cross, President

F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc.

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You may make a donation or  become a member by completing the above form online and paying via PayPal or printing out a filled in form and then mailing your check with your contact information to F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc.; Rockville City Hall; 111 Maryland Ave.; Rockville, MD 20850

Please make checks payable to the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc. Thank you.

We look forward to “seeing” you at the Festival, virtual this year, but we hope, as in the past 24 years, in-person in years to come.

Thank you for your support.




Individual ($35) Includes a book bag and, if you are a writer, a waiver of the entrance fee for the Short Story Contest.


Senior ($30) Also includes a waiver of the entrance fee for the Short Story Contest.


Family ($45) Also includes a waiver of the entrance fee for the Short Story Contest and a book bag


Friend ($100-$499) Includes all the above and a bookplate  signed by the 2022 Fitzgerald Award recipient, Richard Powers, and a copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Rockville: A Guide to Rockville, Maryland in the 1920s.


Sponsor ($500 and above) Includes all the above and a private, post-Festival treat, and our deepest thanks.

Donate what you wish. 

 Your monetary support is greatly appreciated and makes a difference! We are also always looking for sponsors for various festival events, from workshops to speaker support..