I write to ask you to consider sending a proposal for a paper, panel or some other presentation for the 13th annual Mailer Society conference in Provincetown, Massachusetts, October 1-4. We already have several proposals in hand, but are eager to receive more. Please send me a paragraph outlining your idea as soon as possible. We will be accepting proposals until June 1st.
The keynote speaker this year is writer and actor, Kate Mailer, the daughter of Norman Mailer and his third wife Lady Jeanne Campbell. She will speak at the Saturday, October 3rd luncheon.
Following up on last year’s successful all-day reading of An American Dream, directed by Ken Vose, and performed by over 20 members of the Society, this year Ken will direct a reading of Tough Guys Don’t Dance.
The conference home will be the Provincetown Inn, but we hope to have readings, and presentations in other places in Provincetown, including the Fine Arts Work Center, The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, and the Provincetown Public Library.
Because the conference is taking place earlier than in the past, the ferry from Boston’s Logan Airport will still be running; it’s a 90-minute trip. David Light has reserved block of rooms at the P-town Inn at very reasonable rates.
Please call or email me if you have questions. I look forward to hearing from you. I would also appreciate it if you would post this message on various websites you have access to, as well as social media.
~Mike Lennon (jmlennon1 [at] charter [dot] net)