Norris Mailer, wife of the late Norman Mailer, will talk about her recently published memoir, A Ticket to the Circus at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Friday, June 11, 3 pm. The book will be available for sale through the courtesy of Titcomb’s Bookshop and Mailer will be available to sign books after her talk.
Admission is free with paid museum admission.
In her witty memoir, Norris Mailer tells of her life from childhood through her sometimes rocky marriage to Norman Mailer. Norris, a painter, novelist and model, was the sixth wife of the writer and the mother of his ninth child, John Buffalo Mailer. They were married for 33 years, until Mailer's death in 2007 at age 84. Raised in Arkansas and now a resident of Brooklyn, Norris is the mother of two sons, two stepsons, and five stepdaughters, as well as a grandmother to two and step-grandmother to nine. She is also the author of Windchill Summer and Cheap Diamonds.
The event in Dennis is co-sponsored by the Cape Cod Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW.) First organized by Marion Longfellow in 1897 (niece of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) NLAPW is an organization whose juried members are published authors and professional artists (visual and performance). Headquarters is the historic Pen Arts building in Washington, DC, the former home of Abraham Lincoln's oldest son Todd. One of the most famous Pen Women was Eleanor Roosevelt, a prolific writer. The Cape Cod Chapter welcomes published authors and artists who may register to join and subsequently be awarded a letter in art or literature.
Courtesy of the Cape Cod Museum of Art.
Cape Cod Museum of Art, the regional art museum of Cape Cod, the Islands and Southeastern Massachusetts, is located off Route 6A, 60 Hope Lane, on the grounds of Cape Cod Center for the Arts, Dennis. Admission: $8, free for ages 18 and younger and museum members. Information: 508-385-4477 or www.ccmoa.org.