6th Annual Zelda Fitzgerald Week, March 8 – 13, 2021

THE MYTH OF THE SOUTHERN BELLE: Facts VS. Fiction of Zelda’s Formative Years.

Dr. Alaina Doten, Executive Director of the Scott &  Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery, Alabama (the Fitz). Dr. Doten, a native of Montgomery, and noted Zelda Fitzgerald scholar, spent her childhood in the Old Cloverdale neighborhood where the “Fitz” is located. She produces a  podcast called “Peaches & Biscuits”, which depicts  the world Zelda would have grown up in the 1900’s in Montgomery. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW RECORDING.


Virtual Tour: A Glimpse of  Zelda: The Wife, Mother, Writer & Painter

The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery, Alabama (lovingly called “The Fitz”) is in the last house where Zelda, Scott and “Scottie” lived, as a family from 1931 to the Spring of 1932.  Zelda  wrote her only novel here  SAVE ME THE WALTZ. Some of her original artwork and original furnishings are on display. 


Tom Hearron will be sharing the literature and letters of both Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, exploring their turbulent relationship, the creativity that it spawned and the connections between their lives and their fiction. Dr. Hearron’s work in literature will offer a historic perspective on this iconic couple who created a shift in the norms for writers in the 1920’s. Hearron holds a doctorate in American literature from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has taught college-level English for more than 40 years at universities in the United States, Africa and China. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW RECORDING.



Evie Lindemann, ATR-BC, ATCS, LMFT.  The Shadow and the Sunlight: Managing Internal Struggles with Art will offer an overview ofthe relationship between trauma, art and health, bridging the gaps often perceived by the general public. Using the collective stories from community members, artists with lived experience, Ms. Lindemann will invite the audience into a greater community dialogue which is hoped to inspire. Lindemann is a licensed marriage & family therapist and a board-certified art therapist, and until recently she has been an Associate Professor in the Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling Program at Albertus Magnus College. She also taught at Yale University’s Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute of Bioethics for seven years.  CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW RECORDING.


DISCOVER ZELDA’S ART WORK & THE ARTIST IN YOU! Create your own  “Zelda Inspired” Art Deco Floral Arrangement painting.

Annie Gustely, M.Ed,  is an artist and teacher. She uses her role as a Creative Grief Practitioner to support people in times of loss, grief and life transitions. She retired in 2012 from a 30 year career as a school counselor and educator with Asheville City Schools and Akron Public Schools. Annie’s art practice always found a way to weave itself into her counseling of students and into her classroom. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW RECORDING.



Join Zelda (actor Terry Darakjy) and Asheville Citizen Times  reporter (actor Carol Anders) during an imaginary interview, in March of 1948, days before the tragic Highland Hospital fire, in which Zelda will lose her life. The interview explores  the therapeutic sustenance Zelda receives from her paintings, and being recognized as an artist. This “interview” is based on historic research.  CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW RECORDING.