Charleston and Sissinghurst: Preserving Artistic and Literary Legacies
Nov
5
3:30 PM15:30

Charleston and Sissinghurst: Preserving Artistic and Literary Legacies

What is it like to grow up in an historic house and return years later to find tourists from all over the world wandering through the spaces you knew and loved as a child? Virginia Nicholson and Juliet Nicolson will discuss sharing their childhood homes with the public, along with Carter Hudgins of Charleston's Drayton Hall Preservation Trust.

Tickets: $25
Student tickets: $15 with coupon code STUDENT (valid student ID required)

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Virgina Woolf and Bloomsbury Painting: When Are Words Not Enough?
Nov
5
1:00 PM13:00

Virgina Woolf and Bloomsbury Painting: When Are Words Not Enough?

"What can six apples not be?" This was the question Virginia Woolf asked herself as she watched three Bloomsbury painters subject a small picture of apples by Cezanne to intense scrutiny. It sparked massive change in English literature, which art historian, biographer and critic Frances Spalding catalogs and shares in this lecture.

Tickets: $25
Student tickets: $15 with coupon code STUDENT (valid student ID required)

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Babyboomer Blues
Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

Babyboomer Blues

For some, life begins in middle age; for others, it is a time for stocktaking or even dread. British journalist and broadcaster Miranda Sawyer teams up with Academy Award nominated screenwriter William Nicholson and historian Juliet Nicolson for a hilarious take on the ever-baffling mid-life crisis.

Tickets: $25
Student tickets: $15 with coupon code STUDENT (valid student ID required)

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Meditations on Greatness
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

Meditations on Greatness

Against the backdrop of our troubling times, the poet and novelist Ben Okri offers a timely and timeless meditation on the qualities we need to survive and transcend the age in which we live. He'll be in conversation with Charleston's own artist, activist, and academic Jonathan Green.

Tickets: $25
Student tickets: $15 with coupon code STUDENT (valid student ID required)

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Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women's Rights
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women's Rights

Ours is an emotionally charged political climate, particularly for women. In this panel, three scholars and historians will converse on the past and present battle over women's rights. A discussion between Marjorie Spruill and Belinda Gergel with Margaret Bradham Thornton.

Tickets: $25
Student tickets: $15 with coupon code STUDENT (valid student ID required)

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Reimagining Shakespeare: The Bard at Home and Away
Nov
3
5:30 PM17:30

Reimagining Shakespeare: The Bard at Home and Away

Shakespeare is both omnipresent and mysterious. Come see eminent Shakespearean scholars Bernard Cornwell, Dominic Dromgoole, and Nan Morrison discuss the Bard's curious impact on the past, present, and future in one of Charleston's most historic and beautiful churches. 

Tickets: Lecture $50
Lecture & Reception $150

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Bloomsbury and Charleston: Tradition and Modernism with Barbara Bellows Rockefeller and Frances Spalding
Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

Bloomsbury and Charleston: Tradition and Modernism with Barbara Bellows Rockefeller and Frances Spalding

The city of Charleston in South Carolina and Charleston, a small farmhouse in Sussex, England, share the reputation of being epicenters of modernism in the first half of the 20th century. Learn more about each location's  creative history and why they changed the shape of storytelling for years to come with Barbara Bellows Rockefeller and Frances Spalding, two eminent scholars and historians.

Tickets: $25
Student tickets: $15 with coupon code STUDENT (valid student ID required)

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Small World: Charleston Connections with Charles Anson and Juliet Nicolson
Nov
3
12:00 PM12:00

Small World: Charleston Connections with Charles Anson and Juliet Nicolson

Charleston UK and Charleston SC epitomize the theory of six degrees of separation. Charles Anson and Juliet Nicolson, who live close to Charleston, Sussex, have unexpected local connections and will share their tales at a historic church in downtown Charleston's historic Ansonborough district. Stay for the reception to meet author Edward Ball.

Tickets: $25
Lecture & Reception: $50

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Breathe - Red Carpet Premier at the Charleston Music Hall
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

Breathe - Red Carpet Premier at the Charleston Music Hall

The Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival will host a red carpet premiere screening of Breathe, a highly anticipated fall release with lead actors Claire Foy (The Crown) and Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man; Hacksaw Ridge) plus a supporting cast including Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) and screen legend Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones; The Avengers). The premier includes an exclusive introduction before the screening by its distinguished screenwriter William Nicholson with a question and answer session to follow.  

Tickets will be available to this event via the Charleston Music Hall.

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