In November 2017, Charleston (East Sussex) joined creative forces with Charleston (South Carolina) to produce the first annual Charleston to Charleston (C2C) Literary Festival. Blending notable international authors and diplomats with lauded American artists and historians, the inaugural festival spanned four days and nights full of stimulating speaker conversations, a movie screening, and celebratory receptions. Speakers included Booker Prize winning poet/novelist Ben Okri; British journalist Miranda Sawyer; British novelist Jeanette Winterson; American artist and activist Jonathan Green; American historian Marjorie Spruill; and many, many others. Click here for more information on our 2017 Speakers.
The festival is coordinated by Charleston to Charleston, Inc., a non-profit corporation organized by the Charleston Trust in Sussex and the Charleston Library Society in South Carolina. The festival was announced in January 2017, in a series of events featuring Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey.
A partnership born of a shared love of books, learning and creativity means that here, at the Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival, those life-enhancing ideals truly will flourish.
For further details visit the Festival website.
2-day excursion into all things Bloomsbury in London, including private tours and behind the scenes access to collections.
Come and do some festive shopping in our newly restored 18th-century barns.