Host: Eric Carzon, Library Services Manager, Montgomery County Public Libraries  

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Presentation of the Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Student Short Story Contest Winners

Davina T. Smith

Presentation of the Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Contest Winners

Nathanael Brown


7:30-8:30 p.m.

“Gatsby at Large in the Public Domain: What’s Next?”

Kirk Curnutt, James L. W. West III and Jackson R. Bryer.


Kirk Curnutt

Kirk Curnutt is professor and chair of English at Troy University. He serves as the executive director of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society, the managing editor of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, and the editor of The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Newsletter. He is the author of The Cambridge Introduction to F. Scott Fitzgerald and the editor of The Oxford Historical Guide to F. Scott Fitzgerald and of All of the Belles: The Montgomery Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald, which collects Fitzgerald Tarleton trilogy (“The Ice Palace,” “The Jelly-Bean,” and “The Last of the Belles”).

James L. W. West III

James L. W. West III is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English Emeritus at Pennsylvania State University.  He is the author of The Perfect Hour: The Romance of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ginevra King (2005) and is the General Editor Emeritus of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald in eighteen volumes, sixteen of them under his editorship.  The final volume, published in 2019, was a Variorum edition of The Great Gatsby.

Jackson R. Bryer

Jackson R. Bryer is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Maryland, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses for 41 years. He is the co-founder and president of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society. Among the books he has authored, edited, or co-edited on Fitzgerald are Approaches to Teaching Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, New Essays on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Neglected Stories, The Critical Reputation of F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Bibliographical Study, The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: New Approaches in Criticism, F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Critical Reception, Dear Scott/Dear Max: The Fitzgerald-Perkins Correspondence, and F. Scott Fitzgerald in His Own Time: A Miscellany.

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