Literary Afternoon: Gatsby Style

Martha Muzzey, Dianne Hargitai and Peter Hargitai dressed as Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Martha Muzzey, Dianne Hargitai and Peter Hargitai dressed as Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

The Ink Tank hosted the latest in their Literary Afternoon series at the Neptune Grill on Sunday, May 1, featuring novelist, short story writer and screenwriter F. Scott Fitzgerald. Some who attended dressed in period costume to discuss the author, a noted chronicler of the 1920s Jazz Age.

“It’s fun to come in costume,” said Dianne Hargitai, dressed as Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda.

Martha Muzzey read selections from the author’s work, including his best-known novel “The Great Gatsby,” a staple of high school and college curriculums. Ian O’Hara and Peter Hargitai led discussions about the history of Fitzgerald and his flamboyant and mentally ill wife, Zelda, including the fact that Zelda had a mental breakdown while the couple stayed at the Don CeSar Hotel during a visit to St. Petersburg in the early 1930s.

The Ink Tank, created to promote creativity through the literary arts at the Blueberry Patch, will host An Afternoon with Mark Twain at 3 p.m. on June 5 at the Neptune Grill. Costumes are welcomed but not required. For more information, find them on Facebook.

 

 

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