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Shani Gilchrist


Best Bets at Indie Grits
Best Bets at Indie Grits

Since its inception in 2007, the Indie Grits film festival has grown past the point of national cool to the point of serious critical acclaim.

The independent film festival is hosted by Columbia's Nickelodeon... > Read More
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Annie Leibovitz exhibition stops in Columbia on its ‘Pilgrimage’ through America
Annie Leibovitz exhibition stops in Columbia on its ‘Pilgrimage’ through America

Some things take a little while to process. Like getting to stand in a room with one of the foremost visionaries and influencers on what we see in American culture. A person whose former partner was one of the most... > Read More
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About Me

Shani Gilchrist has lived in South Carolina since 1989. After a childhood filled with horses, books and her parents’ interesting friends, she went on to become a freelance writer and lifestyle blogger, having interviewed and profiled some of the best creative minds in the arts and design.

Shani studied writing at the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts, Marquette University and, after determining that her blood was no longer thick enough for Wisconsin winters, the University of South Carolina. She also writes a popular arts and design blog.

Shani currently lives in Columbia with her husband and two sons. On weekends they can be found chasing the children around the local lakes, stomping around their “gardens” in muck-and-algae-covered boots or visiting arts events of all kinds.