2012 Dinner

Many thanks to our sponsors to the right for helping make this year’s dinner possible.

The annual dinner and meeting of the Milton Society of America was held on Saturday January 7th, 2012 in the Paris Ballroom of the Hotel Monaco, 1101 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 (see map below).  The social hour began at 6pm; dinner was served at 7:15; and the general business meeting took place following the meal. The current President of the MSA, Mary Fenton of Western Carolina University, presided.

The Honored Scholar for 2012, Mary Nyquist, Professor of English at the University of Toronto, addressed the members. Professor Margaret W. Ferguson, Distinguished Professor of English, UC Davis introduced Professor Nyquist. There was a table in the room where the social hour was held for a display of recent publications (books and offprints of essays) and fliers or brochures about upcoming conferences and other professional activities.

Once again, Jameela Lares, our treasurer, earns our gratitude for arranging the dinner, overseeing the finances, and preparing the plaques for presentation.

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Advertising in the Annual Dinner Program will be accepted up until December 15 for the January dinner. Full-page advertisements, which are also posted to this website, are printed in the program. You are encouraged to be in contact with your publishers concerning space advertisements to promote the sale of books. The advertisements are also an effective way to announce conferences and to publicize activities concerning Milton. There are over 500 members in the Milton Society of America, each of whom has full access to this website. Those members and guests who attend the annual dinner and meeting receive copies of the program at the dinner.

The rates are relatively inexpensive at US$90 per full-page advertisement. The program measures 8.5 x 5.5 inches, so a full-page advertisement should be 7.5 (h) x 4.5 (w) inches. Camera-ready copy should be submitted to the secretary of the Society no later than November 15, 2011 by e-mail attachment. Checks, payable to the Milton Society of America, should also be sent to the Secretary.

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