In this episode of the Norman Mailer Society Podcast, host Justin Bozung presents a 45-minute conversation between WFKW-Chicago radio host Studs Turkel and Norman Mailer. This broadcast originally went out across the Chicago airwaves on January 9th, 1971, and it features Mailer speaking candidly with Turkel about his (then) recently published book Of A Fire On The Moon as well as his notion of God, Devil, and death itself.
In part two of this special two-part episode of the Mailer Society Podcast, host Justin Bozung presents a panel discussion about the political climate of 1968 in the United States. Fresh on the heels of the release of Armies Of The Night, Norman Mailer is joined by Herbert Marcuse and Arthur Schlesinger to discuss democracy in America as well as the then recent Columbia University student uprisings.
Part One of a special and lengthy episode of the Norman Mailer Society Podcast. Host Justin Bozung uncovers a additional selection of rare audio associated with Norman Mailer. In this two-part episode, Norman Mailer is joined on stage in New York City by Herbert Marcuse and Arthur Schlesinger to discuss democracy in America as well as the then recent Columbia University student uprisings.
In this episode of the Norman Mailer Society Podcast, host Justin Bozung speak with scholar Robert Solotaroff about his 1974 examination of Norman Mailer, Down Mailer’s Way. The book was released through the University of Illinois Press, and on release was deemed by many as being a significant advancement in Mailer Studies.
In this episode of The Norman Mailer Society Podcast, host Justin Bozung uncovers a selection of rare audio associated with Norman Mailer. From a writer’s symposium which occurred at the University of Iowa in 1959, Norman Mailer discussed the writer’s role in the culture of the late ’50s and is joined in commentary by Ralph Ellison and Dwight Macdonald.
In this episode of the Norman Mailer Society Podcast, host Justin Bozung talks with Maggie McKinley of Harper College. McKinley is a board member of the Mailer Society and in this episode she discusses Mailer’s The Prisoner Of Sex as well as her own Mailer book project Understanding Mailer which is slated for release tentatively in late 2016.
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.
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).
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.
In this episode of the Norman Mailer Society Podcast, host Justin Bozung talks with Jerry Lucas about the Project Mailer, an online portal which will be soon be coming to fruition with the aim of providing Norman Mailer’s vast body of work accessibility in the digital realm. Lucas is a Professor of English at Middle Georgia State University, an Executive Board member of the Norman Mailer Society, and the Deputy Editor of The Mailer Review.
In this latest installment of the Norman Mailer Society Podcast, host Justin Bozung showcases the full audio of Norman Mailer’s 1962/63 Prestige LP Mailer Reads Mailer. With little known today about the origins of the Mailer’s recording, it is introduced via a brief background by Mailer’s official biographer, archivist/NM Society President, J. Michael Lennon.
In this episode of the Norman Mailer Society Podcast, host Justin Bozung talks with Writer/Director/Actor Wings Hauser about working with Norman Mailer via his portrayal of “Alvin Luther Regency” in Norman Mailer’s film adaptation of his 1984 novel, Tough Guys Don’t Dance.
Read Norman Mailer’s 4th draft of his screenplay for the film Tough Guys Don’t Dance.