The Friends of the H. L. Mencken House will have a booth at the Baltimore Book Festival held Friday to Sunday, September 28-30.
On Friday (09-28), Jennifer Bodine, daughter of Baltimore Sunpapers photographer and Mencken collegaue A. Aubrey Bodine, will be signing copies of Bodine’s City, her latest book, a selection of her father’s photographs of Baltimore. (View samples of A. Aubrey Bodine’s photographs of H. L. Mencken and the Mencken House at aaubreybodine.com’s Mencken page).
Location of the Friends’ booth
Our booth (number 22 on the map) is on the west side of the Washington Monument.
We hope you will visit us!
When: September 28-30, 2012
Hours: Fri & Sat: noon-8pm, Sun: noon-7pm
Where: Mount Vernon Place and North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD.
More information: main page, schedule and map.
Thank you to all the guests who attended H.L. Mencken’s birthday party last Sunday, and to the volunteers and board members who made the event possible. Special thanks to Sarah Littlepage for the refreshments and Justus Heger for the use of his camera. Photos by Stacy Spaulding.
The Friends invite you to a party celebrating the 132nd anniversary of the birth of H.L. Mencken. The Friends will celebrate with an open house at 1524 Hollins St. from noon until 6 p.m. Cakes, treats, refreshments, soda, water and beer ($3) will be available. Anyone signing up for a Friends of the Mencken House membership ($40) will receive a copy of The Ombibulous Mr. Mencken by Bud Johns.
Celebrate Mencken Day September 8, 2012 at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The Mencken Society has its annual meeting at 10:15 AM with guest lecturer H George Hahn speaking on “The Campus Trials of Mencken’s Satire”. The Pratt’s Mencken Memorial lecture at 2:30 PM will be given by Dr Richard Schrader who will present “The Scopes Trial: How the Letter Kills”.
In conjunction with the Mencken Day Celebration the Friends of the H L Mencken House will have the Mencken House open for Mr Mencken’s birthday on Sunday, September 9, from noon until 6PM. Come and enjoy cake, soft drinks and beer with us. Those who cannot attend the birthday party on Sunday but who would like to tour the house (sans treats) on Saturday, September 8, may make arrangements by emailing email@example.com.
The Friends will have a table at the 112th Annual Maryland German Festival at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Stop by and hoist a pils in memory of Mr Mencken with us.