I’ve just had word from Spoleto staffer Jennifer McPherson Harris that, after six and a half years with the festival’s marketing and PR department, she’s leaving to take a job at Roper St. Francis. On Monday, May 21. Four days before Spoleto 2007 starts.

I hope it wasn’t something I said.

In fact, talking to and working with Jennifer — which we here at the paper do almost year-round — been one of the most pleasant parts of reporting on the festivial for the five years I’ve been doing it, and it’ll be less fun without her around. But people do gotta do what people gotta do, and we certainly wish her the best at Roper.

See you in the audience, Jennifer. (I hope you’re ready to dish the real dirt, ’cause I’m asking.)