Friday, 4 August 2017

Charles Fort's 143rd Birthday in London

The naïve and the pedantic and the bizarre and the grotesque and the sincere and the insincere, the profound and the puerile.
Charles Fort - The Book of the Damned

A gathering to celebrate the 143rd birthday of Charles Fort, the American writer who inspired the idea of being fortean. 


I shut the front door upon Christ and Einstein, and at the back door hold out a welcoming hand to little frogs and periwinkles.
Charles Fort - Lo!

Meet us at 7.30pm on Sunday 6 August outside 39A Marchmont Street London WC1N 1AP, Fort’s home in London, with a reading and toast. We'll then have a drink in his honour at the nearby
Marquis Cornwallis on Marchmont Street, a "Bloomsbury pub of grandiose proportions".

All forteans and friends welcome.

 
I am a collector of notes upon subjects that have diversity—such as deviations from concentricity in the lunar crater Copernicus, and a sudden appearance of purple Englishmen—stationary meteor-radiants, and a reported growth of hair on the bald head of a mummy—and "Did the girl swallow the octopus?
Charles Fort - Wild Talents

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