The Friends of Joyner Library will host “A Charming Southern Evening” with Kristy Woodson Harvey as part of its 2018 Spring Banquet on March 22.
Harvey is a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and holds a master’s degree in English from East Carolina University, with a concentration in multicultural and transnational literature. She is the author of “Dear Carolina,” “Lies and Other Acts of Love,” “Slightly South of Simple,” and “The Secret to Southern Charm.”
“The Secret to Southern Charm,” to be released in April, is her second novel in the Peachtree Bluff Series featuring Ansley Murphy and her three daughters. According to New York Times bestselling author Elin Hinderbrand, “Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances and proves that she is the next major voice in Southern fiction.”
Her writing has also appeared in numerous publications and websites including Southern Living, Traditional Home, Parade, USA Today, Houzz and Our State. She has been seen in Women’s Health, The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post, Marie Claire’s The Fix, Woman’s World, Readers’ Digest and North Carolina Bookwatch.
Guests of this year’s event will enjoy dinner, a silent auction, a copy of “The Secret to Southern Charm” and a chance to learn more about Harvey’s inspiration and creative process. Also during the program, the Friends of Joyner Lifetime Membership Award will be presented to long-time member Frances Mallison.
The event is open to the public and will begin at 5:30 p.m., with programming scheduled to start at 6 p.m. at the Greenville Hilton. All proceeds will be used to support student awards, community events and opportunities for staff development at ECU.
Tickets may be purchased at tinyurl.com/friendsbanquet for $75 per person until March 15. Checks will also be accepted and should be made out to Joyner Library with 2018 Spring Banquet in the memo line.
Responses should be sent no later than March 15 to Rachel Mason, Joyner Library development officer, at 252-328-4090 or email@example.com.
For more information about the Friends of Joyner Library, visit ecu.edu/giving/friends.cfm.
-by Kelly Rogers Dilda, University Communications