Hi Joe,

Just wanted to touch base with you about the Milton Program during Banned Book Week.  I heard from the fellow from Milton's Cottage in the UK that he may be adding Georgia.  Columbia to be exact.  Not sure what you were thinking but a program in Columbia would be very appealing to them.

Tell me what you think.


On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 12:59 PM Joe Davich <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
We would be interested in Georgia. And we have taht conveniently located, international airport!


On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 11:36 AM Rocco Staino <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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." 



Joe Davich, 
Executive Director
Georgia Center for the Book
Decatur Library
215 Sycamore St. 
Decatur GA, 30030
404.370.3070, Ext. 2285