An Evening of Close-Up Magic with Joshua Jay at the Charleston Library Society

Joshua Jay performs on the Late Late Show with James Corden


Joshua Jay has performed on stages in over 100 countries and was awarded the top prize at theWorld Magic Seminar.Most recently, he was awarded Magician of the Year 2020 by theSociety of American Magicians Parent Assemblyfor his contribution to the art of magic.

Jay appeared at the 2008 Inaugural Ball forPresident Barack Obamaand on numerous television shows, includingThe Tonight Show with Jimmy FallonandThe Late, Late Show with James Corden.He has designed illusions for stage and screen, including a recent collaboration withHBOforGame of Thrones.Joshua is the author of several books, including the best-selling MAGIC: The Complete Course, and the recently releasedHow Magicians Think. A copy of of his newest book is included in the ticket price.


Sunday, November 21, 5:00PM-7:00PM


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“Joshua Jay is a superb, innovative conjurer with an unrelenting love of the art. This captivating book is proof of that passion.” 
— David Copperfield

In How Magicians ThinkJoshua Jay describes how he does it, whether it’s through the making of illusions, the psychology behind them, or the way technology influences the world of magic. He considers the aesthetics of performance, discusses contemporary masters (such as David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, David Blaine) and details how magicians hone their craft.





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