Literary Luncheon


Lisa Lucas

F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival Opening Lecture:  Lisa Lucas

Thursday, October 18, 11:30 a.m.
Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, Rockville

Opening the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival, FOLMC hosts Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation. Lucas is the first woman and African-American to lead the non-profit foundation that hands out the prestigious National Book Awards. An advocate for diversity and inclusivity in publishing, and for inspiring the next generation of readers, she calls herself a cheerleader for literature.

The centerpiece of the Literary Festival (October 18-20) is an awards presentation to acclaimed author Richard Russo on Saturday, October 20 at 12:45 p.m. at Richard Montgomery High School. Russo’s previous works include eight novels, two collections of short stories, and Elsewhere, a memoir. Russo received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls, which like Nobody’s Fool was adapted to film, in a multiple-award-winning HBO miniseries. The Festival that also includes writer-led workshops, a film screening of Nobody’s Fool, and book signings.

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Note:  FOLMC, F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival, and Strathmore members in good standing receive reduced ticket prices. All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.