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Conference 2014

The 12th annual meeting of the Norman Mailer Society will be held October 9-11, 2014 on the Wilkes University campus in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The theme for this year’s conference is “Norman Mailer: Continuing his Legacy.”

Program Overview

Download the Program (PDF).

Thursday, October 9

  • Evening Reception, 4:30 pm at the Wilkes Ballroom
  • River Of Fundament (Movie), 6:00 pm to Midnight

Friday, October 10

  • Panels
  • “Extending the Legacy” panel (7:30 – 9 pm)
  • Graduate Creative Writing Welcome Reception and Celebration (9 pm) at Kirby Hall following completion of marathon reading of An American Dream

Saturday, October 11

  • Panels
  • Luncheon (1 pm): Danielle Mailer, Guest Speaker

Fee Registration Information

  • 2014 Individual Registration Fee: $125
  • 2014 Student Registration Fee: $50
  • 2014 Guest Fee: $30

All Panel and Roundtable Presenters and Moderators must be members of the Norman Mailer Society. Each Presenter and Moderator must pay the respective registration fee listed above. Each Presenter and Moderator may bring a “guest” who must pay a Guest Fee of $30. The “guest” does NOT have to be a member.

If someone who is not a presenter or moderator and attends the conference, that person must be a member, must pay the respective registration fee, and can have a “guest” who must pay a Guest Fee of $30. The “guest” does not have to be a member. 

If someone attends the conference alone and does not bring a “guest,” that person must be a member and must pay the respective conference fee.

A “guest” is defined as a spouse, brother/sister, mother/father, friend, companion, anyone.

NOTE: Only 2014 Norman Mailer Society Members (and LIFE members) will receive a copy of the 2014 issue of The Mailer Review (a $25 value)

Conference Hotel

The conference hotel is Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

NMS room rates are $69.99 per night single rate and $74.99 per night double rate. Additional costs will be a 6% sales tax and a 5% occupancy tax. Individuals will make their own reservations by calling 570-825-6477. Mention Group #1270 and say you are with the Norman Mailer Society. Please make Reservations by September 13, 2014. Room rates include complimentary hot breakfast in the Oyster Restaurant, 6:30 to 10:00 AM.

NMS 2014 Conference Program (PDF)

NMS 2014 Membership Dues Form

NMS 2014 Conference Registration Form

Directions to Conference (PDF)

NMS 2014 Conference Call for Papers

Tweet about the conference with #MailerConf14.