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Charleston Literary Festival

Charleston Literary Festival is a boutique literary festival that takes place in downtown Charleston every November. Over 10 days, we programme events featuring diverse, internationally-acclaimed authors in conversations with experts for engaged audiences. Our sessions are specially designed to offer nuanced perspectives and lead to moments of revelation. Festival attendees can pose questions to authors in real-time, and get up-close with their favorites thanks to post-event book signings. Previous attendees include Brit Bennet, Geraldine Brooks, Tina Brown, Hernan Diaz, Richard Ford, Eddie Glaude, Yaa Gyasi, Patrick Radden Keefe, Ian McEwan, Joyce Carol Oates, Imani Perry, George Saunders, Colm Tóibín, and Jeannette Winterson. Sign up for our newsletter at to stay on top of the latest updates.

November 3, 2023 - November 12, 2023

Downtown Charleston
Various locations in Charleston
Charleston, SC 29403

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(843) 619-3000

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