F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference
Nov 6th - 10th, 2013
6. Luncheon Keynote: Will Friedwald
"Tales from the Jazz Age: An F. Scott Fitzgerald Songbook"
(Saturday, Nov. 9th, 12-1:30 p.m.)
Wall Street Journal columnist and GRAMMY-nominated jazz critic Will Friedwald, author of A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers, Stardust Melodies, and Sinatra! The Song Is You: A Singer's Art, among others, will tell the story behind Tales of the Jazz Age: An F. Scott Fitzgerald Songbook, his co-created musical revue inspired by the music Fitzgerald references throughout his novels and stories. Co-created and directed by Sarna Lapine, with music direction by Jon Weber, this inventive and authentically rendered combination of text and music received its world premiere in June 2013 at the renowned Café Carlyle in New York.
7. Closing Banquet/Costume Party: Belles and Jelly-Beans Ball
(Saturday, Nov. 9th, 8 p.m.- Midnight)
What better way to wrap up three intense days of conferencing than by paying tribute to the heroes and heroines of Fitzgerald's Tarleton stories with a costume party? We're calling it a Belles and Jelly Beans Ball in tribute to "The Last of the Belles" and "The Jelly Bean." We plan to host this event on the Harriott II, Montgomery's riverboat. We're still lining up our keynote for the night, but it'll be a doozy. The cruise will include a sit-down dinner and a cash bar. Please note: Your registration fee includes this event! At least for this conference, we're able to figure the price into the registration instead of requiring a separate fee.
Our keynote for the ball will be Philip Greene, author of To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion, who will teach us about Fitzgerald's connoisseurship and the Lost Generation's cocktail tastes in general. An attorney and freelance author/historian, Philip is a descendant of the Peychaud family of New Orleans. Among his ancestors was the illustrious Antoine Amedee Peychaud, the nineteenth-century New Orleans pharmacist who concocted Peychaud's Bitters and is credited with coining the term "cocktail" and inventing the Sazerac Cocktail-so Phil know what he's talking about!