In person at the Hughes Main Library, Online LIVE and Recorded!

Chautauqua begins its season with a Library Talk Series. Each talk is about one of the historical figures who will appear in Winter Chautauqua or in the June History Comes Alive Festival. All events are free and open to the public. The programs will be live-streamed and recorded for those who cannot attend in person.

The Talk Series is a chance to join an audience that loves to talk back to history. You can ask questions, engage in dialogue, and get inspired to further explore the characters’ histories before the live performances.

These Talks are not costumed performances, but are a chance to engage in discussion with experts on the storied lives of our upcoming season’s cast.

The Talks will begin at 7 pm and conclude by 8:30 pm. The dates will be:

November 7, 2023 – Pablo Picasso Talk led by Furman Associate Professor Sarah Archino. This event is a discussion, not an in-character performance. FREE.

January 23, 2024 – TBD

February 27, 2024 – TBD

March 26, 2024 – TBD

April 23, 2024 – TBD

May 21, 2024 – TBD



This season’s Tuesday Talk Series celebrates a 26-year community collaboration between Greenville Chautauqua and the Greenville County Library System co-sponsoring talks about the historical figures who will appear in the Winter Chautauqua and June History Comes Alive Festival.