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.  This year the workshops will take place in Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah and all classes are limited to five attendees (one from the State of Utah).  In the coming years the programs will take place in various cities throughout the United States.

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.