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Schedule for F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival 

8.00 a.m.        Registration Opens in Theatre Arts, Montgomery College, Rockville Campus

9:00 a.m.        Screening of “The Great Gatsby” (1949)

11:00 a.m.      Workshop by Robert Olen Butler

                        “Tour of Fitzgerald’s Haunts”
                        ($10 fee & limited to 24 participants)

Lunch available for purchase 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

12:15 p.m.      Reading & Discussion by R. Clifton
                         Spargo, author of the new novel Beautiful Fools,
                        The Last Affair of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald

1 to 3:30 p.m.  Screening of "The Great Gatsby" (1974)      

1 to 2:15 p.m.   Writing Workshops:

        “The Art of the Scene” Leader, Alan Cheuse     

         “Surprise Yourself”  Leader, Merrill Leffler   

2:30 to 3:45 p.m.   Writing Workshops

       “Prose to Race a Reader’s Heart”  Leader, James Grady

        “When the Memoir Knocks”  Leader, E. Ethelbert Miller         

4 p.m.    Panel Discussion:  "Which is the Greater Gatsby?”
               A comparative view of the 1974 and 2013 films.

                With Michael Dirda, Jane Horwitz, Murray Horwitz and Bob Mondello

5 p.m.     Award Ceremony
                Reading and Book Signing by Robert Olen Butler


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