Author Talk: The Summer of Songbirds with Kristy Woodson Harvey

Kristy Woodson Harvey
Sue De Chiara

Author Talk: The Summer of Songbirds with Kristy Woodson Harvey

Run Time: 90 min.
July 13, 2023 at 7pm

Tickets: $45 Regular, $55 Premium
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New York Times best selling author Kristy Woodson Harvey comes to Bedford Playhouse to discuss her heartwarming new novel The Summer of Songbirds, in which four women come together to save the summer camp that changed their lives and rediscover themselves in the process.

Kristy is the New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, including The Wedding Veil, Under the Southern Sky, and The Peachtree Bluff series, which is in development for television with NBC. A Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s school of journalism, her writing has appeared in numerous online and print publications including Southern Living, Traditional Home, USA TODAY, Domino, and O. Henry.

Kristy is the winner of the Lucy Bramlette Patterson Award for Excellence in Creative Writing and a finalist for the Southern Book Prize. Her books have received numerous accolades including Southern Living’s Most Anticipated Beach Reads, Parade’s Big Fiction Reads, and Entertainment Weekly’s Spring Reading Picks. Kristy is the cocreator and cohost of the weekly web show and podcast Friends & Fiction. She blogs with her mom Beth Woodson on Design Chic, and loves connecting with fans on She lives on the North Carolina coast with her husband and son where she is (always!) working on her next novel.

Moderating the conversation is Sue De Chiara, an abstract artist based in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Following a ten year career as a real estate attorney in New York City, Sue started her interior design and lifestyle blog, The Zhush, in 2009 as a creative outlet. Sue’s blog has been featured in numerous design publications including, House Beautiful, Ladies Home Journal and HGTV Magazine. In 2018 Sue began her next chapter as a contemporary artist, bringing together Sue’s passion for interiors and her creative roots in the fine arts. Sue resides in New Canaan, Connecticut with her husband, three kids and her adorable Havanese, Cosmo.

“Your big summer read has arrived! Kristy Woodson Harvey serves up a
beautiful, bubbly celebration of everything we love about summer … A story to savor – and share with a friend.”

– Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Sugar and Salt

“An emotional and engaging story of friendships that last a lifetime, with all the drama, love, and painful truths that entails. Truly wonderful. Brace yourself —
you’re going to want to be a Songbird, too!”

– Susan Mallery, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

“A bright and sweet story that captures the beauty and complexity of female friendship as it grows from childhood connection to a bond stronger than family.”

– Sonali Dev, Bestselling Author of The Vibrant Years

The Summer of Songbirds is a champagne toast to friendship, love, and the joys of summer.”

– Nancy Thayer, New York Times Bestselling Author of All the Days of Summer

“My prediction is that writers come and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay.”

– The Huffington Post