Announcement Conference

Conference 2004

The 2004 Norman Mailer Society Meeting / Conference to be held in Provincetown, Massachusetts on November 12 and 13 is fast approaching. To mark the 20th Anniversary of Tough Guys Don’t Dance and the 25th Anniversary of The Executioner’s Song, discussions of these two books will be the heart of the conference. Mr. Lawrence Schiller, who collaborated with Mr. Mailer on The Executioner’s Song, has agreed to speak and answer questions about how he and Mailer conducted the interviews and research for Pulitzer-Prize winning narrative and about his personal interviews with Gary Gilmore. Because Tough Guys Don’t Dance is set in Provincetown, there will be an exhibit of materials associated with the novel and the subsequent film at the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (and a free cocktail reception for Society members). There will be a showing of the film on Friday, November 12th as well. On Saturday evening, Mr. Mailer will give a reading, and attend the reception that will follow. Again, the full Conference agenda will be sent to you in September. As you can see, it will be an ever-memorable conference.
If you haven’t paid your 2004 Membership Dues, Please follow the above link. Please be reminded that only 2004 Members of the Society can attend the 2004 Meeting / Conference and Mr. Mailer’s reading on Saturday evening. Also included as Attachments are a 2004 NMS Conference Registration Form and information about reserving a room at the Provincetown Inn, where the Meeting / Conference will be conducted. Those registering before October 1 need only pay $80 per person. It will be $100 per person after October 1. Please send in your dues and registration in a timely way so that we can make plans.