Armistead Maupin in Provincetown

Tales of the CityArmistead Maupin is the author of nine novels, but he is best known as the writer of the Tales of the City series, which was eventually turned into a miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney.  This series first aired on PBS in 1994 and was the first time I can recall seeing a story line that included viable gay characters.

Armistead Maupin was in Provincetown last week at The Crown & Anchor where he shared anecdotes about his life and writing. After the program concluded Sergio bumped into Maupin, and I couldn’t resist posting the photo. Did you read Maupin’s Tales of the City series?

3 responses to “Armistead Maupin in Provincetown

  1. Wonderful prse; I have read the series and several of his novels. You are correct, too: his Tales of the City miniseries gave a very positive presentation of gay character.
    Would love to meet him, and thank him for the pleasure he has given me through his work.


  2. This should come as no surprise when you consider the title of my blog, but I have read (and own) every one of Armistead Maupins books, saw the movie version of The Night Listener, and recorded the PBS ‘Tales’ miniseries on VHS!! He’s a clever, talented writer I’d love to meet some day.


  3. I “borrowed” the first Tales of the City book from my ex. I still have that book, the hardbound series compilation and now the e-books. It’s easy to forget that these stories were originally written as a newspaper serial. I guess that’s what makes the self-contained, bite-size chapters so addictive. In a way, that kind of makes Armistead my blogging hero.



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