Committee volunteer to help with 2022 Literary Festival

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F Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival Inc.

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The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc., which is a local volunteer organization that organizes and conducts events the annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival in Rockville, is looking for a few volunteers to serve on a committee for the 2022 festival. This year our honoree who will deliver a master class on writing is Richard Powers, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Overstory, as well as of the recently published Bewilderment. Volunteers provide advice and support as part of a committee planning festival events, as well as providing advice on finances and web site material, publicity. Volunteers will need to attend ninety minute monthly meetings where planning and activities are discussed and take on assignments within their interest.

About Us: F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc. was founded in 1996 to celebrate the American author and his connections to Rockville and Montgomery County, Maryland. Through an annual fall Literary Festival and related activities, the organization has for 25 years worked to foster understanding and appreciation of the literary arts in the Washington Metropolitan area, to recognize and encourage the works of adult and student writers, to honor an outstanding established American author, and to partner with other cultural organizations to advance public and private support for the literary arts. Recent honorees include Richard Ford, Annie Proulx, Richard Russo, Amy Tan, Barbara Kingsolver and John Edgar Wideman. More information about the Festival can be found at www.fscottfestival.org.

Benefits: Opportunity to support a worthwhile cause while working with intelligent, friendly individuals; meeting interesting people from various walks of life.

Schedule: The Board seeks a minimum two-year commitment. The position may be more active in the months immediately leading up to the October Festival.


HOW TO APPLY:

If you have the interest, skills, and experience, please send a cover letter, resume, and any supporting statement to gbergcross@gmail.com.

If you have questions, call Gary Berg-Cross, President, F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc. at 240-426-0770.

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About F Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival Inc.

Location:

Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850, US

Mission Statement

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc., founded during Fitzgerald's birth centennial strives to honor the writer, who, is buried in Rockville, & whose history is closely tied to Maryland. The Conference honors Fitzgerald and the literary arts: -to foster understanding & appreciation of the literary arts (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, play, & literary journalism) throughout the greater DCA; - to sponsor the annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival & to present an Award for Achievement in American Literature to an outstanding American writer. (honorees have included, William Styron, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, Edward Albee, Grace Paley, & Annie Proulx. Each honoree presents a Master Class for attendees.) -to support, encourage, and assist aspiring and emerging writers and students in the DC area through short story contests and workshops; -to work with other cultural organizations and endeavors in advancing public and private support for the literary arts;

Description

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, founded in 1996 to commemorate the 100th birthday of celebrated American author F. Scott
Fitzgerald, continues to celebrate Fitzgerald's life and work by honoring great American writers over a series of days around his birthday. We
also celebrate Fitzgerald's connections to Rockville and his paternal ancestors were from Montgomery County, Maryland. We honor the fact
that Fitzgerald, along with his wife Zelda and his daughter Scottie, are buried, in the cemetery of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in
Rockville. All of celebrations around these require planning to invite master class speakers and workshop leaders to a venue, normally in
person, but now held virtually. Planning takes place over a 12 month period and includes an advertising budget, social media support,
development of materials (some online some handed out such as a Program), registration support etc.
A cash award short story contest is held for adults and youth and nominated student Fitzgerald scholars at a Montgomery County high schools
are invited to a session with the honoree and another with an educator/writer. County English teachers are also offered free workshops..

Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Rockville City Hall111 Maryland AvenueRockville, MD 20850

(39.08173,-77.15167)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Visual Arts
  • Public Relations
  • Adult Education
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • One 90 minute meeting a month. 2-3 hours per week assistance

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