Marion Elizabeth Rodgers will speak on Mencken’s writings concerning “The Red Scare.”
“In the deportation of radicals after the Red Scare, of April 1921, Mencken reminded his readers that “probably two-thirds of those allegedly Reds were wholly innocent, and even the guilty ones were not fairly tried.” Though by no means sharing the views of Eugene Debs, Mencken opposed the jailing of the Socialist leader, imprisoned for his Marxist views and for opposing the war. Mencken also corresponded with Emma Goldman, the deported anarchist writer known as “Red Emma.” Mencken called on the Bureau of immigration to allow her to return to America to visit her relatives and then sent the Emma Goldman Recovery Committee a check for $25.” (Rodgers, Mencken: The American Iconoclast, (NY: Oxford University Press, 2005), p. 217 )
Where: Room 618 (Main Reading Room of the Bar Library)
100 North Calvert Street
When: April 30, 2013 (Tue), 5:00 p.m
Wine & cheese reception immediately following.
The event is free but R.S.V.P. to 410-727-0280 or reply by e-mail to email@example.com
Please consider making a voluntary contribution to the Bar Library’s Honorable Harry A. Cole Self-Help Center.
Johns Hopkins’ Odyssey Program offers two tours of the Mencken House on Saturday, April 20, 2013, conducted by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers. The course fee is $30 for either the morning or the afternoon tour. There is a $3 entrance donation to benefit the Friends of the H. L. Mencken House at the door.
Section 01 (morning): 10 a.m.-noon
Section 02 (afternoon): 1-3 p.m.
Marion Rodgers wrote Mencken: The American Iconoclast (2007) and edited H. L. Mencken: Prejudices: The Complete Series (2010) for the Library of America. Her earlier books on Mencken are Mencken and Sara: A Life in Letters (1987) and a collection of Mencken’s journalism, The Impossible H L. Mencken (1991).
More details at Odyssey’s website (scroll down).
“The Baltimore City Historical Society is honoring the late Charles Fecher at its annual Mayor’s Reception on October 20, 2012 at Mount Calvary Church, 816 N. Eutaw Street [cor Madison Ave.], from 12 to 2:30 p.m., tickets are $20.00 and may be purchased at the door. Fecher was a distinguished Mencken scholar and editor of the Mencken diaries. For information call 410-625-4828.”
What: Mayor’s Reception Honoring Charles Fecher
When: October 20, 2012 12-2:30 PM
Where: Mount Calvary Church, 816 N. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mencken Day falls on Saturday, September 8, 2012, and will be held at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St, Baltimore. Details will be posted as they become available.
David Donovan will speak on “H.L. Mencken and the Saturday Night Club” on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the the Pratt Library’s Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Avenue (S Conkling St), Baltimore, MD 21224.