Der Tag (Mencken Day), September 11, 2010
Mencken Day 2010Â will commence at 10:00 AM on September 11, 2010 at the Enoch Pratt Free Library,Â 400 Cathedral St, Baltimore,MD. The Mencken Societyâ€™s Annual Meeting begins at 10:30 in the Wheeler Auditorium.
The Societyâ€™s speakers (in the morning) areÂ Marion Rodgers, who will speak on her recent (hot off the presses) two-volume set of Menckenâ€™sÂ Prejudices, published by the Library of America, andÂ David DonovanÂ of the Enoch Pratt Free Library who has done heroic work in exhuming the entombed collection of Saturday Night Club material held by the Library. He will play selections from a recording of the Concert Artists of Baltimoreâ€™s concert, â€œA Saturday Night Club on Sunday Afternoonâ€, held April 11, 2010. If you missed the concert, here is your chance to at least get a taste of what was.
The Mencken Memorial speaker (in the afternoon) isÂ Jonathan Yardley, book reviewer for theÂ Washington Post and editor of Menckenâ€™sÂ My Life as Author and Editor(Knopf, 1993).
(Notice, the Mencken Society is different from the HL Mencken Club .)