The Center and the Colony offers Fellowships for fiction, nonfiction and poetry writers during the second half of 2014. During the 3 week fellowship period at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, the mentoring faculty will be headed by three highly regarded writers. Kevin Oderman will mentor Nonfiction, Quincy Troupe, Poetry, and Jeffery Renard Allen the Fiction fellows, each of whom will be in residence.
The Colony’s fellowships are designed to facilitate a balance between a focus on individual work and a forum for discussion among emerging writers. Each year the fellowship program will be held at a location where Norman Mailer researched and began writing one of his books. This year, the fellowship program will be held in Utah where The Executioner's Song was researched. In coming years, the fellows will meet in Palm Springs, where Mailer researched The Deer Park. Following the fellowship program will be held in Miami and Chicago, where Mailer began his book Miami and the Siege of Chicago.
In addition 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,
Five applicants each from fiction, nonfiction and poetry, based on merit, will be chosen for this program of which one will be selected from the State of Utah. Each successful Fellow's award will cover full tuition and housing for the entire three week period of residency.
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.
For a taste of the Fellowship program, visit The Mailer Fellowship Blog.