that gathered in Baltimore Sept. 30-Oct. 3 was older, but not uniformly so, and perhaps a bit tweedy, but not entirely. The society's vice-president, Kirk Curnutt, a novelist who teaches at Troy University in Alabama, was not tweedy at all. Curnutt wore Chuck Taylors and sunglasses and said the conference included roughly 130 attendees this year. "Many of them are teachers," he said, "so they aren't arriving until the weekend." On this Thursday afternoon, the Fitzgeraldians exited a downtown hotel to board a pair of buses for a tour of Fitzgerald's Baltimore.