Summary: F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival organizers Dr. Jackson Bryer and Dr. Eleanor Heginbotham, as well as Twinbrook Library Manager Eric Carzon, talk about the upcoming festival, as well as the life, work, and Montgomery County connections of jazz-era author F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Recording Date: August 9, 2018
Dr. Jackson Bryer, author of several books about F. Scott Fitzgerald and one of the founding organizers of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival.
Eric Carzon: Branch Manager of Twinbrook Library and MCPL liaison to the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival.
Dr. Eleanor Heginbotham, Professor Emerita of Concordia University Saint Paul and one of the organizers of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival.
Host: Lauren Martino
What Our Guests Are Reading:
Eric Carzon: The Poet Slave of Cuba by Margarita Engle
Books, Authors, and Other Media Mentioned During this Episode:
"Babylon Revisited" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo
Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo
Trajectory by Richard Russo
Straight Man by Richard Russo
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Vegetable, or From President to Postman (play) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Winter Dreams" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Other Items of Interest Mentioned During this Episode:
The Elevator Repair Service Theater Company: Performs original works with an ongoing ensemble.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival: This literary festival features writing workshops, panel discussions, the presentation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award to a prominent author (the 2018 recipient is Richard Russo), and much more. The festival honors the works of jazz-era author F. Scott Fitzgerald and as well as the work of current, prominent authors. The festival also supports and encourages aspiring writers and students interested in the literary arts. The festival takes place Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, MD. There is an opening lecture by National Book Foundation Executive Director Lisa Lucas on Thursday, October 18, as well as a special event Friday evening, October 19,"Readings in Tribute to Richard Russo and Literature Without Borders." MCPL will host several Fitzgerald related programs before the festival begins.
Friends of the Library, Montgomery County: A nonprofit organization that supports MCPL by providing supplemental funding, programs, materials, and equipment.
Kanopy: MCPL's free, online movie streaming service. Includes film festival favorites, award-winning documentaries, indie films and world cinema.
The Writer's Center: A literary organization in Montgomery County, MD hosting writing workshops and literary events to promote the craft of writing for people of all backgrounds.