On Saturday, October 22, 2011, the 16th Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference will be held from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Rockville campus of Montgomery College, not far from where Fitzgerald, Zelda, and their daughter are buried.

Every year, the Conference honors a living American writer with the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature. This writer gives a public talk to all conference attendees and a master class for select students. This year, we are proud to honor Maxine Hong Kingston.

This year’s Conference will celebrate The Great Gatsby. Maureen Corrigan will give a keynote lecture; jazz pianist Pamela York will play tunes from the novel. Writing workshops will be led by E. Ethelbert Miller, Amy Stolls, Caroline Langston, and Susi Wyss. Literary workshops will be led by Jackson Bryer, Audrey Wu Clark, and Eleanor Heginbotham. The full schedule and registration information are available here: www.montgomerycollege.edu/fsfitzgeraldconference.

Questions? Contact Erika Koss, Conference Director, at 410.293.6244 or via email at fsflc@verizon.net.