Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival launch

Julian Fellowes will travel to Charleston, South Carolina, to inaugurate the collaborative festival

Charleston, Sussex. Image: Harry Cory Wright

Julian Fellowes will travel to the US next week to speak at an event celebrating this November’s inaugural Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival, a collaboration between the Charleston Library Society in South Carolina and the Charleston Trust of Sussex.

Charleston Library Society, South Carolina. Image: Leigh Webber

Charleston, South Carolina. Image: Tetra Images/Getty Images

The Oscar and Emmy award-winning creator of Downton Abbey will be the guest of honour at the series of events, which include an evening of conversation on 11 January and a literary luncheon on 12 January. Proceeds from all ticket sales will help fund the Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival, whose format will be modelled on the annual event in Sussex. Authors from all around the world will gather in South Carolina to discuss their works, sign books and meet readers for a truly international celebration of creativity and the blossoming of ideas.

Charleston, Sussex. Image: Harry Cory Wright

Full details of the speaker events with Julian Fellowes are available here.

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