Enjoy a day of Mencken at the American Goethe Society of Washington, D.C. with an entertaining lecture by the outstanding Mencken scholar Marion Elizabeth Rodgers and a showing of the film Inherit the Wind (1960).
You won’t have to master your “Die, Der and Das” for Marion’s lecture on “The Impossible H.L. Mencken” will be in English.
Mind and body are inseparable and the corporeal aspects of one’s being won’t be neglected by your hosts as a fine Oktoberfest luncheon with Oktoberfest beer will be served before the showing of the film.
What: Lecture and film showing
When: Saturday, October 26, 2013 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Where: The Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
10:30am —11:00am Coffee / Registration
11:00am —12:00noon Lecture and Discussion
12:15pm — 1:15pm Oktoberfest Luncheon (includes Oktoberfest beer)
1:30pm — 3:30pm Showing of Inherit the Wind (1960), based on the Scopes “Monkey” Trial. (Gene Kelly, as “E. K. Hornbeck”, quite effectively plays the Mencken character.)
Cost: $40.00 (which includes morning coffee, lecture, German lunch, and film).
Please register no later than October 19, 2013.
Please send your reservation (with name, address, and if you would, your email and phone number) and check in the amount of $40 per person payable to the American Goethe Society, to:
American Goethe Society
P.O. Box 6632
McLean, Va. 22106-6632