“The colony was one of Mailer’s dying wishes . . . And it’s the best way to preserve his legacy.”
“All we can do is inspire people,” said Schiller, who collaborated on three of Mailer’s books, in a phone interview from Los Angeles last week. “That’s what we’re looking for. … We want to take his home and make it a center point” of the arts community.
Summer seminars will begin in May and end in August, and will range in theme from first-person journalism to documentary filmmaking. Each one will be taught by established teachers, writers and editors at a cost of $2,500 per seat. The money will cover tuition, room and board at a local condominium complex, lunch and dinner at local restaurants, and a bicycle to get around town. Cool touch, there, with the bike.