Conference 2015 (#MailerConf15)

The 2015 Norman Mailer Society Conference will be held in Provincetown, Massachusetts, on September 30, October 1, 2, and 3.

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.

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.


Fee Information

Fees may be paid below, or by using the 2015 Conference Registration Form.

  • 2015 Individual Registration Fee: $125
  • 2015 Student Registration Fee: $ 50
  • 2015 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 who accompanies a paying attendee. Only 2015 Norman Mailer Society Members (and LIFE members) will receive a copy of the 2015 issue of The Mailer Review (a $25 value).

Hotel Information

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.

For reservations call: 508-487-9500; say you are with The Norman Mailer Society.

Mid-Week Room Rates (Wednesday and Thursday)

  • Standard / $79
  • Standard Inn / $89
  • Waterview / $109

Weekend Room Rates (Friday and Saturday)

  • Standard / $109
  • Standard Inn / $119
  • Waterview / $139

These rates are per room, per night, single or double occupancy, subject to state and local taxes. Continental Breakfast is included. Additional persons sharing room $15 + tax, includes continental breakfast. Maximum 4 adults to a room. Full payment will be due at check in. This rate will be applicable with this form sent in advance or forms filled out by front desk at time of call. The above rates are being offered for the Norman Mailer Society with a cut-off date of September 19, 2015. Reservations received after this date are subject to regular pricing. All rooms are subject to availability on a first come, first serve basis.