Author Laura Moriarty, whose book “The Chaperone” is particularly relevant to Kansans, will be reading from her work at 8 pm. Feb. 27 in the Governors Room in the Overman Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.
“The Chaperone” tells the fictional account of real-life Louise Brooks, the famous actress and Jazz Age icon, as she makes her way from Wichita to New York to make it big. The narrative is told from the perspective of her chaperone, who shares five life-changing weeks with the star as they make their way across the country. The novel was adapted into a feature film by PBS’s Masterpiece Films in 2019.
Moriarty is also the author of “American Heart,” “While I’m Falling,” “The Rest of Her Life,” and “The Center of Everything.” She earned a degree in social work before returning for her Master of Arts in Creative Writing at the University of Kansas.