Norman Mailer understood the importance of the written word and devoted his life to it. He participated in many writing conferences, met and corresponded with countless young writers and encouraged them to be the best they could be. The vision of the Center and the Colony is as wide and as varied as Mailer’s vision as a writer.
The Center and the Colony offers workshops that explore what Mailer called “the spooky art of writing” and the unique ways writers apply their art to their own creative narratives.
Among the Center’s faculty of educators and writers are many whom not only personally knew and worked with Mailer over a number of years. but discussed and even debated with him how those skills of writing can and should be applied. In 2014 the workshops took place in Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah and all classes were limited to five attendees. The location of the 2017 workshops and schedule will be published in December of 2016.
Scholarships to these workshops are based on merit, and other resources for writing. Food, travel and housing to and from the workshop's location are not included. Visit the Tuition, Fees and Expenses page for more information. including affordable housing.
Please stay tuned and we will be posting our 2017 workshop schedule as soon as we confirm the location and dates.