DATE: June 25th- July 1st
PLACE: Hotel 340, St. Paul, Minnesota
THEME: 'Was a student...now a writer"
The Fitzgerald Gala is the Museum's largest annual fundraiser and a "Jazz Age" party of epic proportions! Guests from all over the region attend, decked out in 1910s, '20s, and '30s costumes. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, complimentary wine and cash bar, live period music, and a jaw-dropping Silent Auction make this event Montgomery's affair of the year!
This year, we're including a VIP speakeasy event after the Gala, new music and a new venue! We can't wait to see you there!
Over 70 papers and presentations are expected at the conference from scholars coming from across the globe. Of course, there will be a special focus on Fitzgerald’s years and connections to Minnesota. Keynote sessions will be presented by Greg Barnhisel, Scott Donaldson, Anne Margaret Daniel, award-winning Saint Paul author Kao Kalia Yang, and a panel of nationally acclaimed mystery writers, including William Kent Krueger, Ellen Hart and David Housewright.
The conference headquarters, the historic Hotel 340, is a perfect place for attendees to meet, socialize and share a drink or two. Attendees will also be treated to a special opening reception at Saint Paul’s Central Library, including the Fitzgerald Alcove and opening of an exhibit at the Library on rarely seen Fitzgerald photographs. Another highlight for attendees is the closing banquet in the gorgeous ballroom of the Hotel 340, including great food and entertainment.
Conference registrants will revel in a host of additional activities, including a tour of the neighborhood where Scott grew up. Specially arranged guided bus tours will also be available to White Bear Lake and environs, Duluth and Lake Superior, cultural highlights of Minneapolis, the Mississippi and old Frontenac, and Sinclair Lewis sites in Sauk Centre. On top of that, there will be jazz, a pool party, baseball, and exhibits.
DATE: Saturday, April 22nd
TIME: All day event
PLACE: Old Alabama Town
With author readings, workshops, vendors and exhibitors, author signings, and a lively activity area for children, this free public event is Alabama's premier literary event. Thousands of people from around the state and the Southeast gather at the festival each year to meet their favorite authors and scholars. It's a day of fun for book lovers of all ages! This year the Alabama Book Festival will continue our tradition of promoting reading and literacy to Alabamians of all ages and backgrounds
DATE: May 6th, 2017
TIME: 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Speakeasy from 10pm-midnight
PLACE: Union Station- Downtown Montgomery
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