Mencken Day, September 8, 2012

Mencken Day Schedule of Events, Saturday, September 8, 2012

Mencken Day at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400  Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD

10:00 AM-5:00 PM: The Mencken Room is open to the public.

10:15 AM. The faithful assemble in the foyer of the Wheeler Auditorium to meet old friends, chat, and browse the exhibits.

10:30 AM. Annual Meeting of the Mencken Society in the Wheeler Auditorium, 3rd Floor. Immediately after the brief meeting guest speaker Dr H George Hahn II, Towson University, will present “The Campus Trials of Mencken’s Satire”.

2:30 PM. 2012 Mencken Memorial Lecture, Wheeler Auditorium. “The Scopes Trial: How the Letter Kills,” will be presented by Dr Richard J. Schrader, professor emeritus of English, Boston College.

There will be a reception in the Poe Room immediately following Dr. Schrader’s lecture.

On Sunday, September 9, The Friends of the H L Mencken House will host a birthday party (with birthday treats) at the Mencken House, 1524 Hollins St, from noon until 6:00 PM. Those unable to come to Sunday’s party may arrange a Saturday (September 8) tour by emailing

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