Announcement Heritage

NM Writers Colony

Today, the Cape Cod Times discusses the upcoming launch of the Norman Mailer Writers Colony in Provincetown, MA. The Director of the Colony’s Executive Board, Larry Schiller, comments:

“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.

For more information, check out the article, or visit the web site for the Writers Colony.