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Noted author Harvey will be featured speaker at Historic Salisbury Foundation’s annual meeting

SALISBURY — Author Kristy Woodson Harvey will be the featured speaker at Historic Salisbury Foundation’s annual meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The meeting will be held at Salisbury Station on Depot Street, and all members and prospective members of the foundation are invited.

A brief business meeting and year-in-review report will be followed by Harvey’s talk on the history of the Woodson family. A reception will be held afterward.

A native of Salisbury, Harvey is the internationally bestselling author of “Dear Carolina,” “Lies and Other Acts of Love,” “Slightly South of Simple,” “The Secret to Southern Charm” and the forthcoming “The Southern Side of Paradise.”

Woodson was a finalist for the Southern Book Prize, and her work has been optioned for film. Her books have received numerous accolades including Southern Living’s Most Anticipated Beach Reads, Huffington Post’s Summer Reading: Women’s Fiction Style, Charlotte Observer’s Summer’s Best Books, and New York Live’s Ashley’s A-List.

She blogs with her mom, Beth Woodson of Salisbury, on Design Chic about how creating a beautiful home can be the catalyst for creating a beautiful life.

Design Chic is the inaugural member of the design blogger hall of fame, sponsored by Traditional Home, and winner of Amara’s Best Luxury Blog, as chosen by Roberto Cavalli. She also loves connecting with readers at kristywoodsonharvey.com.

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 in English from East Carolina University, with a concentration in multicultural and transnational literature.

Her writing has appeared in numerous publications and websites, including Southern Living, Traditional Home, Parade, USA Today, Domino, Our State and O. Henry.

She has been seen in Today.com, Women’s Health, The Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, The Huffington Post, Marie Claire’s The Fix, Woman’s World, Readers’ Digest, Bustle, “New York Live” and “North Carolina Bookwatch,” among others.

Harvey belongs to the Tall Poppy Writers, serves on the board of Beaufort Historical Association, and is a member of the University of North Carolina’s Women’s Leadership Council.

She is a frequent speaker at fundraisers, book conferences and private events. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and 7-year-old son.

For more information or to make a reservation for the annual meeting, call the foundation office at 704-636-0103 or email office@historicsalisbury.org.

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