Community Calendar

21st Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival

Saturday, October 21 at 8:00 am
at Richard Montgomery High School

The event will highlight "Literature and the Environment." The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference will present its yearly award for Achievement in American Literature to Pulitzer Prize winner, Annie Proulx. Tom Toles, editorial cartoonist & writer for the Washington Post will deliver the keynote address and there will be writing workshops in fiction & non-fiction. Events leading up to the festival will begin on Thursday, October 19 with a literary luncheon at Strathmore Mansion and readings on October 20 at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD.

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Richard Russo - The Destiny Thief: My Strange Writing Career
Saturday, November 4 at 6:00 pm
at Residence Inn, Arlington

New Directions, an innovative three-year continuing education program from The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis for developing writing skills with a psychological perspective, hosts Richard Russo for their 2017 Craft Lectureship.  Richard Russo is the author of nine novels, most recently the best-selling Everybody's Fool and That Old Cape Magic, and the memoir Elsewhere. In 2002 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls. He lives in Portland, Maine.

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Deepak Chopra - You Are the Universe

Tuesday, November 28 at 7:30 pm
Live at Strathmore

Join New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra as he shares new insights from his latest work, You Are the Universe, and explores some of the most important and baffling questions about our place in the world. Starting Thursday, September 14 at 10 a.m. P&P customers will have the opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the public on Friday at 10 a.m. Access the pre-sale by using the code PROSE.

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