Author Event: Laura Moriarty

The Friends of the Hutchinson Public Library will sponsor an author event featuring writer Laura Moriarty on Thursday, October 9. She will begin speaking at 7 p.m. on her most recent novel, THE CHAPERONE, her research, and why she enjoys reading and writing historical fiction.

chaperoneThe Chaperone is a captivating novel about a Wichita woman who chaperoned an irreverent young actress, Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922, and the summer that would change them both. Moriarty’s other books include The Center of Everything (2003) a story about a single mother and her adolescent daughter set in fictional Kerrville, KS; The Rest of Her Life (2007) which focuses around female relationships, mothers, daughters, sisters, and best friends; and While I'm Falling presents a compelling depiction of how one young woman's life changes when her family breaks up for good.

Moriarty earned a degree in social work before returning for her M.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Kansas. She was the recipient of the George Bennett Fellowship for Creative Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, and is now a professor of Creative Writing at the University of Kansas. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas, and is at work on her next novel. For more about the author visit

This author event held in conjunction with the Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) book discussion series “A Woman’s Place” sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council this Fall at the library. Copies of Laura Moriarty’s latest title, The Chaperone, will be available for purchase and autographing. For more information about this free author event or TALK book discussions, call Annette at 620-663-5441, ext. 132 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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