J. Michael Lennon, longtime friend of Norman Mailer, a master editor and writer himself, Mailer’s authorized biographer, and this last week of August and first few days of September the facilitator of the week-long creative non-fiction workshop at the Norman Mailer Writers Colony. A man of stentorian voice, “thunderstorm eyebrows,” and the most expressive face I’ve ever seen – if you watched Mike talk but couldn’t hear him, you would still get a very good idea of the emotional content of whatever it was he was talking about.
|J.Michael Lennon, Mailer Center, Provincetown, MA September 2, 2011|
Yet fear not – despite bearing a small resemblance to Boris Karloff & despite the suggestion of a latent volatility in his stern countenance, J. Michael Lennon is a generous, encouraging, perceptive instructor who conducts a hugely positive workshop. Thanks and praises to this man. Go hear him read, buy his books, study with him if you can.