Why is The Great Gatsby often mentioned as the great American novel? This 1925 novel features Jay Gatsby, an American archetype - someone who reinvents himself to pursue his idea of the American dream.
Immerse yourself in all things Twenties. This October, Davenport Public Library will be celebrating The Great Gatsby - the title selected for The Big Read.
Join us to talk about it! Watch the movie! Dance the Charleston! Learn about Jazz Age art! Groove to jazz melodies!
There will be:
Big Read Keynote
Join us for a Keynote Session on F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Great Gatsby, led by Kirk Curnutt of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society. Kirk Curnutt is professor and chair of English at Troy University's Montgomery campus in Montgomery, Alabama. He is vice-president of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society and a board member of the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery. He serves as managing editor of the Fitzgerald Society's F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, published annually by Penn State University Press, and is also a trustee of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society.
Event Location: 3000 N. Fairmount Street, Davenport, IA 52804
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm