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A Barn Reborn

Charles Webster Hawthorne built the barn in 1907 atop a sandy bluff in Provincetown at the tip of Cape Cod. He opened it as an art school. . . . In time, however, the school closed. And as the decades passed, the barn became less an incubator of art than an object of art itself. Dozens […]

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Conference 2012: Call for Papers

The Program Committee seeks proposals for panel presentations during the Tenth Annual International Conference of The Norman Mailer Society, to be held in Provincetown, MA. “Norman Mailer: Achievements and Paradoxes” is the theme of the conference and papers on any topic related to Norman Mailer will be considered.

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Mailer on Provincetown

“Decade after decade, artists came to paint the light of Provincetown, and comparisons were made to the lagoons of Venice and the marshes of Holland, but then the summer ended and most of the painters left, and the long dingy undergarment of the gray New England winter, gray as the spirit of my mood, came […]

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In the Steps of Mailer

This month, seven inaugural Norman Mailer fellows gathered at the writer’s home in Provincetown, Massachusetts and Irish Times writer Brian Layden was among them. He reports his experiences in his article “In the Steps of Mailer.”

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A Final Report from Mailer’s Desk

Also in the Brooklyn Eagle today is Dwayne Raymond’s article “A Final Report from Mailer’s Desk.” His remembrance of Norman Mailer is told from Mailer’s study in his Provincetown house, giving insights into his writing practices, the significance of the decor, and his composition of The Castle in the Forest. As the editorial assistant to […]

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Conference 2008 Photos

I have uploaded photos of the society’s 2008 conference. They cover October 17 & 18 of this year’s conference. Prints are available for purchase in the gallery. Let your pointer hover over the photo and click “Add to Cart.” If you would like to use any of these photos for publications, web sites, etc., please […]

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Conference 2007 Photos

I have posted a couple of photos from this year’s conference in my online gallery. These photographs were taken by Gerald R. Lucas during the 5th annual conference of the Norman Mailer Society in Provincetown, MA on October 12 & 13, 2007. Photos by Mark James will be posted to our Flickr page.

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