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The Norman Mailer Center & The Norman Mailer Writer's Colony

Ucross Foundation and Pepperdine University

The fellowships offered by The Norman Mailer Writers Colony do not provide for any travel expenses to or from Sheridan Airport, Wyoming (Ucross location) or Los Angeles International Airport (Pepperdine campus). 


The historic Ucross School House and the Clearmont Burlington Northern Train Depot have been renovated to include four bedrooms each. The dining area, communial living room and main kitchen are in the School House.


At Peppredine, the George Page Residential Complex, built in 1996, is organized in blocks of two bedroom furnished apartments situated around a grassy courtyard. Each apartment contains two single bedrooms, one bathroom, living area and a kitchen. Each bedroom contains an extra-long full bed, desk/chair, dresser, night stand and closet. The shared bathroom contains two sinks, one shower and one toilet. The kitchen is equipped with a gas stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave, sink with disposal and a dishwasher. Utensils and dishes are not provided. The living area is furnished with a couch, coffee table, end table, breakfast table, chairs and a flat screen TV.  All George Page residents also have access to a common area, which contains sofas, tables and chairs, restrooms, large patio area, and on-site campus mail boxes.  Pepperdine is a dry campus.


At Ucross, studio space is as follows: Two spacious writing studios are located in the Kocur Writer’s Retreat and two in the Depot. Two additional writing studios will be located in the complex of Rock Studios overlooking Piney Creek.


The Ucross Foundation’s oldest buildings are the Big Red Barn and the Ranch House, circa 1880. The Barn houses the Art Gallery, the Loft conference space and a gift shop. The Ranch House accommodates administrative offices, a small meeting room, and the Alkire Library featuring work by Ucross Fellows. Visitors often tour the art gallery and historic house, which are open year round.