The Center and the Colony offers Summer Fellowships for fiction, nonfiction and poetry writers during the summer. During the fellowship period, emerging writers receive mentoring from faculty such as Greg Curtis, Kevin Oderman, Meena Alexander, Quincy Troupe, and Jeffery Renard Allen.
Six applicants each from fiction, nonfiction and poetry, based on merit, will be chosen for this in- residence program. Each successful Fellow's award will cover full tuition and housing for the entire three week period of residency.
The Colony’s fellowships are designed to facilitate a balance between a focus on individual work and a forum for discussion among emerging writers. Last year the fellowship program was held in Utah where Mailer researched The Executioner's Song.
During our fellowhship programs distinguished writers will from time to time, visit and share their professional experiences with the Fellows. Past years visitors have included Gay Talese, Da Chen, David Margolick, Sonia Sanchez, Don DeLillo, and editors from the New York Review of Books, Playboy and Vanity Fair,
The Fellowship programs are made available to the Colony through its Fellowship sponsors and patrons of the Mailer Center. Again this year Van Cleef and Arpels is the lead sponsor for poetry.
At this time, The Mailer Center is discussing a collaboration with a major New York educational institution that would allow for year round programs, a building of its own, while continuing to provide summer programs at locations throughout the United States and abroad. For now, the Center is not yet able to provide dates for this year’s summer workshops and fellowship programs. Please stay tuned and we will be posting our 2015–2016 schedule as soon as we can confirm the location and dates.
For a taste of the Fellowship program, visit The Mailer Fellowship Blog.