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Virtual F. Scott Fitzgerald Festival 2021

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2021-10-30 09:00:00 2021-10-30 17:00:00 America/New_York Virtual F. Scott Fitzgerald Festival 2021 Virtual Branch

Saturday, October 30
9:00am - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-10-30 09:00:00 2021-10-30 17:00:00 America/New_York Virtual F. Scott Fitzgerald Festival 2021 "Are All Stories True?" Discuss the possibilities with 2021 Honoree John Edgar Wideman, with keynote speaker Michael Dirda, and special guests Walton Muyumba and Eileen McGuckian. Virtual Branch

"Are All Stories True?" Discuss the possibilities with 2021 Honoree John Edgar Wideman, with keynote speaker Michael Dirda, and special guests Walton Muyumba and Eileen McGuckian.

This event is part of the 2021 F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival, co-sponsored by Montgomery County Public Libraries and the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc..  John Edgar Wideman is this year's Festival Honoree.  For more information on all the Festival events, which run through October 30, 2021, please see http://fscottfestival.org/   Registration via the festival web site is encouraged, but not required.  The Festival Website also includes information on the morning and afternoon writer's workshops, which require advanced registration and a modest fee.  The rest of the virtual program's events are free (10:45am - 4:15 pm).

This program (except workshops) will be streamed live on MCPL’s Facebook (no need for an account). We hope you'll join us!
 

https://www.facebook.com/MontgomeryCountyPublicLibraries 

[Notes:  Join the link to Facebook Live, above, at the time of the program on October 30, 2021.  You will see the program title at or near the top of the page.  If the program gets interrupted, or you get interrupted from where you are viewing the program, simply come back to the link again and rejoin the program.  You will also be able to re-watch the program later via the same link, just navigate to the program date to see it again.].

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Festival Schedule (as of August 10, 2021)

>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Morning Workshops, require separate registration and fees >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Saturday, October 30 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Writing Workshops

Ellen Prentiss Campbell:

“Time Travel on the Page: Fiction Fueled by History and the Imagination” (Historical Fiction)

Margaret Talbot:

“The First Sentence, the First Paragraph” (Non-Fiction)

Lauren Francis-Sharma:

“A Different Way to Make a Writer” (Fiction)

William Jones:

“What is Afrofuturism and Why Is it Important?” (Afrofuturist Fiction)

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>  Main Program >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

10:45-11:00:

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Gary Berg-Cross, President, F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc.

11:00-12:00 p.m.

Keynote Talk

Michael Dirda:

“Weekly Deadlines: A Personal History of The Washington Post Book World”

1:15 p.m.-2:10 p.m.

Awards Ceremony

Recognition of Montgomery County High School F. Scott Fitzgerald Scholars

    Taryn S. Trazkovich

Introduction of John Edgar Wideman

    Walton Muyumba

Presentation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature

   Gary Berg-Cross

Acceptance and Reading

   John Edgar Wideman

2:10 p.m.-2:50 p.m.

“A Conversation About the Art of Fiction”

  John Edgar Wideman and Walton Muyumba

3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Illustrated Talk:

“F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Rockville: Rockville in the 1920s”

  Eileen McGuckian

​>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Afternoon Workshops require separate registration and fees >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Writing Workshops

Leila Cabib:

“Stop Staring at That Blank Piece of Paper and Fold Into a Mini-Comic Book” (Graphic Fiction)

Tope Folarin:

“Are You Done Yet? On the Art of Revising” (Fiction)

E. Ethelbert Miller:

“Memoir as Vaccine: Saving Your Life and Memories” (Non-Fiction)

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Looking for books by and about F. Scott Fitzgerald? Take a look at these resources using your library card. Don't have a card right now? No worries, try our newly improved Digital Library card https://mcpl.link/DigitalCard   and you'll be ready to go in minutes.

on Hoopla, go to https://www.hoopladigital.com/search?page=1&q=f+scott+fitzgerald&scope=everything&type=direct 

on Overdrive, go to https://mcplmd.overdrive.com/search?query=f+scott+fitzgerald 

By joining this Virtual MCPL program, you agree to abide by our rules of conduct. Library staff has the authority to remove you from this program if we deem your behavior to be inappropriate, to ensure the safety of staff and customers.

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Accommodation Requests

Please place your request for English-language captioning or sign language interpretation at least five days before the library-sponsored program you plan to attend. Contact the Assistant Facilities and Accessibility Program Manager at 240-777-0002 with all other accommodation requests.

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