This one-day annual conference is created and directed by the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc., a literary non-profit agency which has, for 17 years, collaborated in partnership with the City of Rockville and Montgomery College, Rockville campus.
A major feature of the conference is a literary prize given to a well-established American writer who receives the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature. This writer attends the festival to accept the award, giving a public talk to all festival attendees and a master class.
Writing workshops will be held in the afternoon workshop sessions, designed for emerging and established creative fiction and non-fiction writers. Students over age 14 are welcome.
Literary discussions will be held in the morning and afternoon, designed for the book lover who is not necessarily working on his or her own writing. Students over age 14 are welcome.
Film screenings of Fitzgerald’s master work, The Great Gatsby, will be shown throughout the day, followed by a panel discussion comparing the 1949, 1974, and 2013 film adaptations.
Lastly, the conference supports a short story contest. Winners are announced and prizes awarded at the conference on October 26, 2013.