Was World War I the event that served as the turning point of an era and the birth of Modernism? This is the question that American author, Bill Goldstein, and English author, Alexandra Harris aim to answer. Goldstein and Harris will be speaking on this subject at Charleston to Charleston at their shared session, The World Broke in Two, on November 11. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome these authors to the festival this year! Read More
Two weeks ago, we at Charleston to Charleston introduced you to our speaker, Lynsey Addario, one third of the rock star team making up the team of our Friday night marquis festival event: Chronicling Conflict. This week’s speaker spotlight is shining brightly on the other two thirds of that team: John Avlon and Elliot Ackerman, two authors with unique professional backgrounds and individual ways of experiencing conflict. Read More
The Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival is a family event. Nowhere this year is this fact more evident than in two of our Saturday sessions: Renaissance Muse with Ramie Targoff, and Tyrant: Shakespeare on Power with Stephen Greenblatt. Targoff and Greenblatt just happen to be two halves of a literary power couple, and we’re thrilled to share a bit about them each today. Read More
Madeline Miller is an American novelist and New York Times Bestselling author of books, The Song of Achilles and Circe. We are thrilled to welcome her to Charleston to Charleston 2018! Read More
Due to overwhelming interest, we are thrilled to announce that the Vanity Fair Diaries event with Tina Brown has been moved from the Charleston Library Society to the historic Dock Street Theatre at 135 Church Street. With a higher seating capacity, this venue will accommodate a larger audience to enjoy the event more comfortably. Read More
The Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival mission is to encourage rational discourse and promote a willingness to learn, listen, and discuss. In other words, this annual gathering is a celebration; a celebration of literature, scholarly ideas, and creative minds. What better way to celebrate than by joining us for our Opening Night Candlelight Gala? Read More
We at the Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival are so excited to share our 2018 speakers with you!
Margo Jefferson is one of our earliest confirmed speakers, and we think you’ll love her! Read More
On the heels of the publication of our 2018 Festival’s dates and a sneak peek at its speakers, the Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival is thrilled to announce the creation of a 2018 Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival poster produced by internationally known local artist and activist Jonathan Green. Read More
We at Charleston to Charleston are thrilled to announce details for the second annual collaborative literary festival taking place in Charleston, S.C. November 8–11, 2018. Read More
Typically, posts on the Charleston to Charleston News page will read more like articles, but I'm taking the liberty of writing to you today as me, Leah Rhyne. Some of you know me already. I'm the Festival Coordinator for the C2C Literary Festival, and I met many of you back in November. I spend most of my time working for the Charleston Library Society, one of the two sister organizations that have worked together to create Charleston to Charleston, Inc.
As such, I'm quite familiar with the value and aesthetic of the Library Society here in South Carolina. I love it. It's my home away from home. I love wandering the stacks of books, trailing a finger across the spines. I love browsing our vaults, where I always wind up leafing through antebellum newspapers, reading accounts of parties or battles, both of which raged centuries ago. I've thus far brought to the C2C Literary Festival table a sense of place here in South Carolina.
With the Charleston Farmhouse in Sussex, England, I was far less familiar. I'd heard stories and seen photos of the home in the British countryside that Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant "decorated" with their paintings and sculptures. And as half of the C2C partnership, I of course appreciated the contributions of the farmhouse to arts and culture.
But I didn't get it. I truly didn't. Read More
On the heels of its successful first festival, bringing 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 Charleston, South Carolina, from Thursday, November 8 through Sunday, November 11, 2018. Possible venues for events include the Charleston Library Society and The Dock Street Theatre, known as America’s First Theatre. Read More
Sometimes, a moment feels...special. Unique. Exciting. The Meditations on Greatness panel at the Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival was, in the opinion of this writer at least, one of those moments. Read More
Saturday, November 4, at the Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival opened with Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women's Rights. Marjorie Spruill, historian and professor at the University of South Carolina, spoke about her new book, Divided We Stand, which was recently named one of the Smithsonian Magazine's top ten history books of 2017. In discussion with Spruill on this important, timely topic were Belinda Gergel, former Chair of the History and Political Science at Columbia College, and Margaret Bradham Thornton, award winning editor of the Notebooks of Tennessee Williams. Read More
By the time Friday afternoon hit, the inaugural Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival was in full swing. We'd already screened a brand new film on Thursday, learned about connections between Charleston and Bloomsbury, and had a lovely reception in a famed house in Ansonborough.
Friday wasn't done yet, however. In fact, the fun was hardly begun! Read More
One of the biggest surprises to some of our local C2C organizers has to be how much of a passion for the Bloomsbury group exists here in Charleston. Thus we were thrilled to offer the first of our Bloomsbury-inspired panel discussions, Bloomsbury and Charleston: Tradition and Modernism, with Frances Spalding and Barbara Bellows Rockefeller. Read More
While the Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival kicked off on Thursday, November 2, with the screening of BREATHE, our official launch event was Friday, November 3, with Small Worlds: Charleston Connections, an exploration of the very few degrees of separation between two of our British guests and our home base of Charleston, South Carolina. Read More
The inaugural Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival opened on November 2, 2017, with the southeastern premiere of BREATHE, a film written by Academy Award nominee William Nicholson, directed by Andy Serkis, and starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy. Read More