We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Norman Mailer Society Conference will be held in Sarasota, Florida, in cooperation with the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. Phillip Sipiora (psipiora [at] gmail.com), Maggie McKinley (mmckinle [at] harpercollege.edu), and J. Michael Lennon (jmlennon1 [at] charter.net) are the program co-chairs. Please email them with ideas for panels, papers or special events.
Cartoon by Edward Sorel. Thanks to Matt Hinton for sending it.
Tim Lemire reprises his Norman Mailer impression.
Norman Mailer Society to Hold Annual Conference at Monmouth University, Sept. 29-Oct. 1
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – (Sept. 16, 2016) – The Norman Mailer Society, in partnership with Monmouth University’s Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences, will hold its 14th annual conference on campus from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. Barbara Mailer Wasserman, Long Branch native and sister of the late Norman Mailer, will provide the keynote address, “Mailer Roots in Long Branch.” Also included in the conference will be a reading by Monmouth Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Alex Gilvarry from his upcoming novel, Eastman Was Here and a performance of the one-woman play, A Ticket to the Circus, by Bonnie Culver, based on the memoir of Mailer’s wife, Norris Church Mailer, performed by K.C. Leiber.
The Republican convention begins on Monday, and the Democrats get their turn the following week. Writer Thomas Mallon gives Linda Wertheimer a reading list to prepare for the conventions, including mentions of Norman Mailer’s Miami and the Siege of Chicago and The Armies of the Night.