Charles Fort and the Forteans that Followed, an Illustrated Lecture with Doug Skinner
Date: Thursday, September 10th
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue , 11215 Brooklyn NY
Tonight, Doug Skinner will tell the story of Charles Fort (1874-1932) and the fortean movements that he inspired. Fort wrote peculiar books containing catalogs of scientific anomalies and tongue-in-cheek speculation, written in his own bizarre and impressionistic style. Originally championed by writers like Theodore Dreiser and Ben Hecht, Fort was later taken up by ufologists, cryptozoologists, and contrarians of every stripe. Doug Skinner has contributed to "Fate," "The Fortean Times," and other relevant publications, and often spoken at fortean gatherings in the US and UK.
Doug Skinner has contributed to "Fate," "The Fortean Times," "Strange Attractor Journal," "Cabinet," and other fine periodicals. He has written many scores for dance and theater, especially for actor/clown Bill Irwin. His books include a collection of picture stories, "The Unknown Adjective," as well as translations of Alphonse Allais, Isidore Isou, and Giovanni Battista Nazari.
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424 A Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215