In response to your problem Patty, The program is free and the person will be traveling around the country. I am trying to see if there is interest  and then plan accordingly.

We may not be able to accept any or all of the invitation but would would try.



On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 11:51 AM Langley, Patty (DDL) <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Can you give us a ballpark fee for this program?

Program + travel fees??



Patty Langley
Delaware Center for the Book
Delaware Division of Libraries
121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd North
Dover, Delaware 19901
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From: Center for the Book state centers communication <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Rocco Staino <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:34:33 AM
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Subject: Program for 2020 Banned Book Week
Hello Friends,

I have a person from Milton's Cottage coming to the US next September during Banned Book Week.  He will be doing the presentation below in NYC early during Banned Book Week (September 20 - 27).  

He will be traveling around the country during that week.  If anyone is interested in hosting the program drop me a line.

Milton in America


What better way to commemorate Banned Book Week than with the works of John Milton - whose own response to censorship was to write one of the world’s most memorable defenses of the freedom of the press.  Areopagitica was banned under 17 th century English law but continues to live on today, most notably through the first amendment of the US constitution. 


The British have a complex relationship with Milton but in the US he may have found his spiritual home.  He was read and revered by both Jefferson and Adams, and when Americans read Milton they hear echoes of the American constitution. As Milton's biographers, Gordon Campbell and Thomas N Corns, put it: "In intellectual terms, Milton is one of the founding fathers of America."