Registration Now Open for 14th International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference in Saint Paul
Fitzgerald in Saint Paul
June 25-July 1, 2017
Registration is now open. Advance registration until April 15, 2017.
For only the second time in its history, the international F. Scott Fitzgerald Society will gather in the author’s hometown of Saint Paul, Minnesota, for a week-long conference. The conference will include a host of papers and presentations, public programs and festivities, as well as a celebration of the Minnesota roots in his writing. The conference is open not only to members of the Fitzgerald Society, but Fitzgerald fans and scholars everywhere.
Advance registration is available until April 15, 2017, without added late charges.
More information and online registration is available at www.Fitzgerald2017.org.
The 14th international F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference will run from June 25 to July 1, 2017. The local coordinating organization of the conference is Fitzgerald in Saint Paul. The conference will be headquartered at the College of St. Scholastica – St. Paul Campus, and the 340 Hotel, in downtown Saint Paul. The conference theme, from Fitzgerald’s WWI discharge papers, is “Was student – am now writer,” celebrates his transformation in Saint Paul from youth to the life of a professional writer.
The conference includes keynotes by renowned Fitzgerald scholars James L. W. West III, Scott Donaldson, Anne Margaret Daniel, among others. Acclaimed local authors Kao Kalia Yang, William Kent Krueger, Ellen Hart, and David Housewright will present at plenary sessions at the conference. The academic portion of the conference features over 75 presentations by American and international scholars – including Fitzgerald aficionados from across western Europe, Japan, Australia, Brazil, India, and Iran – on Fitzgerald’s life and writing, the Jazz Age, as well as American and Minnesota history.
Full conference registration is $180 and includes all academic panels, a conference plenary luncheon, opening reception and closing banquet, a tour of Fitzgerald sites in Saint Paul, and other social activities. Social program registration is $140 and includes one conference plenary luncheon, opening reception and closing banquet, the tour of Cathedral Hill, and the opportunity to purchase tours or activities that have an additional charge. Social program registrants may also attend up to 2 academic panel sessions. A full, preliminary schedule of presentations, papers and activities is available to download on the conference website.
Registration for the conference also offers opportunities to purchase add-on special events, including guided bus tours to Frontenac, White Bear Lake, Sauk Centre, and Duluth. Concurrent public exhibits are planned during the conference week and include rare photographs of F. Scott Fitzgerald at the George Latimer Central Library in Saint Paul, and 1920s Minnesota Art and Literature at the James J. Hill House, among others. “Gatsby Night” at the Saint Paul Saints, a pool party at The University Club of Saint Paul, and live 1920s jazz at Vieux Carré, are just a few of the festivities open to the public during the conference.
Information, including the conference schedule, will be updated regularly on the conference website, www.Fitzgerald2017.org.