Saturday, June 9, 2012

Laura Moriarty in Chicago, Illinois

Laura Moriarty, author of The Chaperone, will be speaking about her new book in and near Chicago on June 9, 10 and 11. This should be a neat event, as Louise Brooks visited and once lived in Chicago. She also danced there (as a member of Denishawn) in the mid-1920s, and then again as a ballroom dancer in the early 1930s. Here are a couple of her events. Check the websites for details.

Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10
Printer’s Row Lit Fest
Talk location & times TBD
Moriarty will be a panelist on "Her Story," with Claire McMillan, Margot Livesey and Francesca Segal, moderated by Gioia Diliberto, 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Wyndham Blake / Burnham Room.

Monday, June 11
Women Writers Series
sponsored by The Book Stall at Chestnut Court
12:00 pm at Avli Restaurant
566 Chestnut Street, Winnetka

Want to learn more about The Chaperone and its connection with Louise Brooks? Be sure and read this interview with Laura Moriarty on And check out this related piece on the Huffington Post.

1 comment:

  1. The Chaperone is only peripherally about Louise Brooks, but the iconic silent film star is crucial to the plot. Without her, Cora Carlisle would not have had a reason to travel to New York in 1922, and to try to uncover her roots while her young charge runs headlong towards her future. Cora's story is compelling and forms the major part of the novel. (I should point out that Cora's narrative is fictional, but Louise's conforms to the facts of her life as outlined in various biographies of the actress.


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