DATE: June 25th- July 1st
PLACE: Hotel 340, St. Paul, Minnesota
THEME: 'Was a student...now a writer"
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.