F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota

Dave Page
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul on 24 September 1896. Although his family left for Buffalo, New York, before his second birthday, he returned to St. Paul in 1908 and lived there during his teen years, a very formative period for the young writer. Come hear how the wealth of the Midwest, the Catholic Church of St. Paul, and the romantic notions of the Civil War his Maryland father planted in his head while living in St. Paul influenced F. Scott Fitzgerald's life and writing. In addition, take a slide show tour of some of the sites associated with Fitzgerald in St. Paul and nearby cities.

Dave Page has been involved in the publication of five books about F. Scott Fitzgerald, either as an editor or a writer, including this year's F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota: The Writer and His Friends at Home. A retired English instructor at Inver Hills Community College, Page also co-chaired the 2002 International Fitzgerald conference and was a member of the 2017 International Fitzgerald Conference planning committee. He has lectured on Fitzgerald around the world and is currently working on a book about Fitzgerald and the Midwest.