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Peace Center

Bill Bryson – The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 • 7:30 pm • Peace Concert Hall

About The Show

Best-selling author Bill Bryson has established himself as one of the world’s most beloved and prolific commentators by finding delight in the minutiae of travel and the subtleties of culture.

Bryson is well-known for writing A Short History of Nearly Everything, a book widely acclaimed for its approachable communication of science. As a successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bryson will release The Body: A Guide for Occupants this October. Ever wonder what really goes on inside your head, heart, and beyond? Join Bryson for an extraordinary exploration of the human body that will leave you marveling at the form you occupy.

Bryson shot to prominence in the United Kingdom with Notes from a Small Island, a humorous travel book that takes readers on an exploration of Great Britain, which was also adapted for television. He has chronicled everything from hiking the Appalachian Trail in the immensely popular A Walk in the Woods – named one of TIME magazine's "All-TIME 100 Best Nonfiction Books" – to capturing the zeitgeist of the roaring twenties in One Summer: America 1927.

The Chicago Sun-Times said “Bryson could write an essay about dryer lint or fever reducers and still make us laugh out loud.” The New York Times has declared Bryson “the most literate guide you’ve ever had.”

The evening’s storytelling and reading will be followed by a Q&A.

Enjoy Drinks & Light Bites

Hold a table at Genevieve's Theater Lounge at the Peace Center. Click here to see a sample menu and make a reservation.

Directions & Parking

The Peace Center is located at 300 South Main Street, Greenville SC, 29601.

View the parking lots and garages that are located within walking distance of the venue.


The Peace Center is accessible. For the best accessible experience, reserve Patron Assistance services in advance by contacting the Box Office at 864.467.3000.

Hotels & Accommodations

The Peace Center is centrally located in Downtown Greenville. There are many hotels in the vicinity that are within walking or driving distance.

For additional information regarding accommodations please call our Box Office at 864.467.3000.

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