Charleston Literary Festival is a boutique literary festival that runs every November for ten days in Charleston, South Carolina.
Founded in 2017, we specialize in high-quality Festival events that create perspective-altering conversations with world-renowned authors and thinkers. Charleston Literary Festival’s distinctive international ethos offers attendees the opportunity to engage with renowned authors in unique settings and to contribute to conversations around outstanding books and ideas. The Festival’s programming is carefully curated on the basis of literary and artistic excellence, originality, and critical acclaim.
The Festival has established a reputation for presenting exceptional speakers from diverse backgrounds in intimate venues. Pulitzer, Booker and Nobel prize-winners take the stage for unscripted conversations—then meet and sign books for the audience immediately after the sessions. Speakers and attendees alike return year after year to experience the Festival’s unrivaled hospitality and social events.