Mencken Day 2021

Mencken Day 2021 will be held on September 11, 2021 but all events will be virtual.

More information is at the Enoch Pratt Library’s at website.

The day’s program:

10:30 a.m., Mencken Society Annual Meeting (Zoom only).

2 p.m., The 2021 Mencken Memorial Lecture (Zoom and Facebook Live).

“The 2021 Mencken Memorial Lecture will be presented by Michael Downs. A former newspaper reporter, Michael Downs is the author of three books, including most recently the novel, The Strange and True Tale of Horace Wells, Surgeon Dentist. He directs the graduate program in professional writing at Towson University, where he teaches courses in creative writing, publishing, and freelance writing. His awards include a literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Beginning in October of this year, he will serve as a Fulbright Scholar in Krakow, Poland.”

The Saturday Night Club gathering at the Hamilton Street Club is cancelled.