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    Assistant Professor, Missouri Valley College (Grad student rep 2012-2014)

Ad and Exhibit rates

51st Annual Meeting

Big Sky, Montana — September 21 – 24, 2016

Theme: The Profane West

Conference Hotel: Big Sky Resort. Room rates for WLA: ranging from $149 to $289 plus tax.

Exhibitors will receive one 6′ draped table and 2 chairs for each table reserved. They will also receive one complimentary conference registration per table reserved.

Exhibit Hours

Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Exhibit Set-Up

Wednesday, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

or Thursday, prior to 8:00 am

Exhibit Dismantle

Saturday, after 12:00 pm

BOOK EXHIBIT: US$250.00 for the first table, $150 for each additional table.



Receiving handling charges of exhibitor material: Two boxes per table are free of charge. For each additional box, there is an $8 drayage charge.

Please send exhibitor materials to the following address:

Big Sky Resort
PO Box 160001
50 Big Sky Resort Rd.
Big Sky MT 59716-0001


The book exhibit will take place in the Cheyenne Room. This room is lockable, so books can stay there overnight.



Publishers who wish to advertise in our conference program, please send a pdf file of each ad to nwitschi@westernlit.org. Deadline: August 1, 2016.


Program Ads:
Full-Page (7.5” x 9.75”) $300
Half-Page (3.625” x 9.75” [vertical] or 7.75” x 4.75” [horizontal])
Quarter-Page (3.625”w x 4.75”h)$100

For further information or to reserve space, please contact:

Nicolas S. Witschi, Executive Secretary
Western Literature Association
Department of English
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008

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