After a successful first festival, which brought together international talent like Booker Prize winner Ben Okri and Academy Award nominated screenwriter William Nicholson together with local creatives such as Jonathan Green and Marjorie Spruill, Charleston to Charleston, Inc., announces the date for its 2018 Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival. The 2018 festival will take place in the Holy City from Thursday, November 8th through Sunday, November 11th.
Speakers and events for the 2018 Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival have yet to be announced, but information will be shared in the coming months.
“We’re very excited to host our friends from the United Kingdom again in 2018,” Anne Cleveland, executive director of the Charleston Library Society, said in a press release. “With their experience and our historic venues, the next festival promises to be even more thought-provoking and entertaining than our first one.”
Nathaniel Hepburn, directory and chief executive at The Charleston Trust said, “We’re definitely thrilled to continue our festival, with a goal of sparking discussions around some of today’s most pressing issues. That it takes place in such a beautiful city is a lovely bonus.”
About the Charleston Library Society
The Charleston Library Society is the South’s oldest cultural institution and the second oldest circulating library in the United States. Since its founding in 1748, the Library Society has been a private membership library, and its significant holdings represent the history of intellectual curiosity in America. Offering an array of authors, music and life-long learning courses, the institution serves its members, the Lowcountry community and scholars through access to its rich collection of books, manuscripts and archival material and programs that promote discussion and understanding of the ideas they contain. For more information, visit www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org.
About the Charleston Trust
The Charleston Trust is a charitable organization set up to preserve Charleston, Sussex. Charleston, a farmhouse in the pastoral setting of the rolling South Downs of Sussex near the English Channel, was the home of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant and became the country retreat of the famed “Bloomsbury Group” of writers, artists and intellectuals such as Virginia and Leonard Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, Lytton Strachey, E.M. Forster and from time to time,
T.S. Eliot and Vita Sackville-West, among other friends. Charleston, which is now open to the public, hosts one of the most prestigious literary and ideas festivals in the UK. Over the last twenty-eight years, it has featured innumerable well-known international authors, creators and thinkers. This year’s festival will take place from May 18-May 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.charleston.org.uk.