Charleston to Charleston

Charleston to Charleston literary festival is a celebration of books, art and ideas, held in Charleston, South Carolina, and modelled on Charleston Festival, one of England’s most long-standing festivals. It is a unique transatlantic collaboration; one of the motives behind establishing the Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival was to promote the special US/UK cultural relationship. The mutual values of the UK-based Charleston Trust and the Charleston Library Society, the founders of the Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival, embrace a belief in the power of literature, the arts, science, humanitarian ideas and respectful conversation to unify communities and society and to foster empathy in these tumultuous times. All of the festival speakers reflect this vision. Their events will inform, challenge, stir and amuse.

The Festival boasts an outstanding array of authors from Pulitzer Prize-winners, to UK-based Orange and Costa Prize-winners, to the recipient of the National Humanities Medal presented by President Obama. Subjects include history, biography, current affairs, science and art explored by novelists, non-fiction writers, journalists and thinkers. You will be transported from war-torn Holland to the Harlem Renaissance, from newsrooms to science labs, from China to Chicago. Prepare to agree, to argue, to change your mind, to laugh and to cry. Most of all, prepare to join us and be engaged.









What's on

13 JanCourse
Life Writing at Charleston (Inter.)

Intermediate Level course. Develop your writing practice, learn new approaches, and expand your critical knowledge.

23 MarWorkshop
Portrait painting with Charlie Schaffer

An intensive 4-day course in portraiture with BP Portrait Award 2019 winner Charlie Schaffer.

27 AprWorkshop
Block printing with Molly Mahon

Learn the art of block printing with Molly Mahon.

04 MayWorkshop
Painting in the Garden | Spring

A day long workshop in the beautiful springtime garden with artist Julian Le Bas.

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