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It's time to get the Fitzgerald Literary Festival rolling! Tune in next Tuesday, May 23, at 6 pm EST to hear our president, Jackson R. Bryer, and St. Paul Fitzgerald historian David Page discuss some FSF roots! Go this this link to register: us06web.zoom.us/j/86531640527 ...
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I cannot seem to register. Just gives me a zoom link.
We're excited to announce another staging of Brooke di Spirito's THE BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED musical next month! June 9-10 (Friday-Saturday) at the Old Westbury Gardens in Westbury NY: if you haven't seen these grounds ... wow! It looks like a perfect spot to watch Anthony and Gloria Patch revel in decadence! We would love to find somebody around Nassau County who might be interested in reviewing the production ... we're told we can get you a comp ticket!
One has to admire the sheer daftness of the title alone. Count me in!
Thanks so much! We're so excited!
Don't forget that registration for the 16th International Conference in Växjö is open to 15 April! Hotel rates are very affordable (90-100 per night), and we keep hearing reports that airfare is cheaper than it has been in years (our tix to Copenhagen were half of what we spent to get to Venice a decade ago...). This conference is shaping up to be one of the most economical ones in a long time! Plus you won't wanna miss the great sites!
Happy 98th anniversary Mr Gatsby.
We're excited to announce that registration is officially open for the 16th International F Scott Fitzgerald Conference from 26 June to 2 July 2023. The deadline for registration is 15 April. Don't worry, we'll be reminding everybody ... endlessly!
Just go to: axacoair.se/go?wgNO4EKo
Make sure you look at the special events on page two: there are additional excursions that will be fun and exciting you won't want to miss.
Just a quick word on pricing: we have had to add a tax fee of $10 per registration in hopes of cutting a dent in the 25% percent VAT tax we're having to pay locally per registration. In order words, for every $250 registration, we have to pay $60 in taxes. There's simply no way around it. Rather than add that money to the registration fee, we're cutting back on the number of chocolate chips per coffee-break cookie ... but we simply can't absorb that whole 1/4 tax fee by juggling numbers. The great thing is the registration fee includes the opening banquet and a couple of luncheon events: so the bang for the buck is definitely there.
Please let us know if you have any questions! ...
We're excited to announce that the publisher of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, Penn State University Press, has just released not one but TWO (count 'em, two!) new books on our man. Hot off the press is James L. W. West III's BUSINESS IS GOOD: F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, PROFESSIONAL WRITER, which examines it subject's "professional life through personal letters, manuscripts, his business ledger, editions of his novels, and even a 'seven-year plan' to reveal "fascinating details about what led Fitzgerald to follow authorship as a calling, why he took on certain projects, how he managed his finances, and what influenced his writing style."
The second book is a labor of love that Jim compiled from the uncollected essays of Scott Donaldson, FITZGERALD AND THE WAR BETWEEN THE SEXES, which, no, does not feature Billie Jean King stomping Bobbie Riggs but a 60+ essay on Tender Is the Night that, as Jim writes, is the single-best explication of the novel he's ever read.
We highly recommend both of these works: they mark an effort by a university press to produce shorter and much more affordable texts for general readers.
Business Is Good: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Professional Writer By James L. W. West IIIWidely regarded as one of America’s great authors, F. Scott Fitzgerald led a life of drama and extravagance that often overshadowed his writing career. This book refocuses attention on how Fitzgerald viewed and approached the business of writing. Fitzgerald scholar James L. W. West III explores th...
Has anyone read Business is Good? I can’t find a review anywhere.
Just ordered war between sexes.
Greetings from our president, Jackson Bryer!
Board member Erin Templeton during the summer of 2019 in the room in which Scott and Zelda stayed in 1926 in Salies-de-Béarn, France:
Two of our members from Brasil, Marcela Lanius and Roberta Fabbri Viscardi, also in Salies-de-Béarn in 2019 (the last time we could all be together!):