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Mencken Day 2021


This FREE event will be presented virtually. Check back for registration information. 

No registration is required to watch the event virtually on Facebook Live or YouTube, though encouraged to receive Eventbrite reminders.

Honoring the Memory, Career, and Bequest of Henry Louis Mencken.

The Mencken Room is open to the public from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.

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

2p.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.

ASL interpretation will be available for attendees.






Event Details

Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 2:00pm



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