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Laura Moriarty

Laura Moriarty (April 8, 1952) is an American poet and novelist. Moriarty was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, grew up on Cape Cod in Massachusetts and ... More »Laura Moriarty (April 8, 1952) is an American poet and novelist. Moriarty was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, grew up on Cape Cod in Massachusetts and has lived in Northern California since 1966. She attended Sacramento State University and the University of California at Berkeley in the 70s. She was married to the poet Jerry Estrin until his death in 1993, and is currently married to the poet/librarian Nick Robinson. Moriarty was the Archives Director for the Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives at San Francisco State University from 1986-1997. She received a Poetry Center Book Award in 1984 for Persia. She has also been awarded a Gerbode Foundation grant, a residency at the Foundation Royaumont in France, a New Langton Arts Award in Literature and a grant from the Fund for Poetry. Moriarty has taught at Mills College, and Naropa University, among other places, and is currently deputy director of Small Press Distribution in Berkeley, California. [ Wikipedia ]

Thomas Gladysz: Louise Brooks Cover Girl and Secret Muse of the 20th Century

The latest, which was just released and is set to be one of the big books of the summer, is Laura Moriarty's The Chaperone. The striking photo on the cover depicts Louise Brooks, the silent film star. Brooks (1906 - 1985) is also a supporting character in Moriarty's finely told ...

The Chaperone By Laura Moriarty « Alice@97.3

Laura Moriarty teaches creative writing at the University of Kansas in Wichita. She weaves fact with fiction in the retelling of the story of Louise Brooks’ summer in NYC…the novel is “ The Chaperone .” Among the myths busted in this story is about the voice of Louise Brooks…some say ...

Laura Moriarty makes 'The Chaperone' a smooth, Louise Brooks-inspired story, circa 1922

Laura Moriarty makes 'The Chaperone' a smooth, Louise Brooks-inspired story, circa 1922 It is 1922. Women in whalebone corsets and hard-rimmed hats have marched together, petitioned together and struggled together in the fight for equal rights and Prohibition. And to what end? ...

Hudson County schools increasingly use electronic media for classroom instruction

Eighth grade language arts teacher Laura Moriarty, at School 27, said her students, who check out Kindles for two weeks at a time and bring them back and forth from home to class, said the e-readers have “ignited” a passion for reading. “If you give them something that’s new and fresh ...

Summer books: Fiction

"The Chaperone," by Laura Moriarty (Riverhead, $26.95) Film star Louise Brooks was a legend in her time, but the real lead of "The Chaperone" is Cora Carlise, Brooks' 36-year-old chaperone for her first visit to New York City in 1922. As Cora struggles to tame Louise's free spirit, she ...

Sunday Magazine With Liz Saint John 07.15.2012 « Alice@97.3

Creative writing teacher Laura Moriarty explains how she wove fact and fiction together in her book “The Chaperone,” the real story of Louise Brooks’ travels to New York City at age 15. 3. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Executive Director Lexi Leban talks about this year’s films and ...

How Do You Like The Chaperone So Far?

Grab a copy of Laura Moriarty's latest novel about Louise Brooks and her 36-year-old chaperone, Cora Carlisle, and join the conversation. What's your favorite element of the novel so far? I love the descriptions of Wichita, being a Kansas Citian myself...

Not in Kansas Anymore Books Oakland, Berkeley & Bay Area

Laura Moriarty's latest novel starts out as light summer reading perfect for the beach, staycations, and long waits in the airport. But just when you've settled in on the train to New York with the girl who would grow up to be 1920s silent-film-actress Louise "Lulu" Brooks and her ...

Must-read: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

In The Chaperone, Laura Moriarty starts with a true event, transporting readers to 1920s New York City through the story of Cora Carlisle, temporary guardian of the teenage Louise Brooks. In 1922, Cora Carlisle, wife and mother, made the surprising decision to accompany her neighbor's ...

‘The Chaperone’ Author Laura Moriarty fox4kc.com – Kansas City news & weather from

Author Laura Moriarty told us all about her new book, “The Chaperone.” ...

‘The Chaperone’ is a tale of roaring toward maturity in the 1920s

“THE CHAPERONE,” by Laura Moriarty (371 pages; Riverhead; $26.95). Author Laura Moriarty is a professor of creative writing at the University of Kansas. “The Chaperone” is her fourth novel about female lives, relationships and crises. It follows “The Center of Everything” (2003)...

A cut above: Local author’s novel generates national buzz / LJWorld.com

Brooks is the subject of Lawrence author Laura Moriarty’s fourth novel, “The Chaperone.” The book, available now, was picked by USA Today as the No. 1 hot fiction book of the summer. Laura Moriarty’s smash-hit novel of the summer began with some casual browsing at a bookstore. She ...

Author Laura Moriarty takes a step back in time

What: Reading and book-signing by Laura Moriarty, author of “The Chaperone,” “The Center of Everything” and other novels Lawrence author Laura Moriarty’s previous books — “The Center of Everything,” “The Rest of Her Life” and “While I’m Falling” — have been set in modern-day ...

The Daily Tar Heel :: UNC swimming team earns commanding win against Maryland

After senior co-captain Laura Moriarty won the 100-yard breaststroke, the ninth event of the day, the women’s team held a commanding 75-18 lead. The men held a 57-17 lead at the same point in the meet. “We really wanted to start out with a bang and get ahead as far as we could,” said ...

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion: 1880 Corset and Afternoon Dress

I've been reading "The Chaperone" by Laura Moriarty and enjoying it immensely. I can never read a book or watch a film without noticing anything having to do with fashion. One of the things Moriarty gets right in her book is how the main character Cora feels when wearing the ...

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty – Book Review

Cora Carlisle is thirty-six in 1922, the summer that she chaperones a teenaged Louise Brooks throughout the duration of a prestigious summer dance program in New York, in Laura Moriarty’s The Chaperone. When we first meet Cora she is married to a wealthy, handsome lawyer, and preparing ...

Tea with Laura Moriarty at 2 p.m. tomorrow

Tea with Laura Moriarty at 2 p.m. tomorrow Enjoy a free tea with Laura Moriarty, author of "The Chaperone," which is set in New York City in 1922, and features a pair of unlikely companions -- wild Hollywood "It Girl" Louise Brooks and her conservative chaperone. The event is at ...

Review: The Chaperone « Bermudaonion's Weblog

I loved The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. I felt like I was whisked back to the New York City of 1922 as I read it. I loved reading about the city, the fashions, and the morals of the time and thought the way Moriarty wove fact with fiction was fantastic! I loved the characters in ...

'The Chaperone' brings 1920s Wichita to life

"The Chaperone" by Laura Moriarty; Riverhead Books ($26.95) There's a picture of 1920s movie star Louise Brooks on the cover of "The Chaperone" - her hair bobbed, her painted lips in the slightest of pouts - but hers is not the story the book tells. Rather, the novel imagines the life of ...

Watermark Books: New & Recommended (June 10)

“The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty (Riverhead Books, $26.95) In 1922, years before she will become an iconic film actress, fifteen-year-old Louise Brooks left Wichita for New York City and the Denishawn school of dance. Much to her chagrin, she was accompanied by Cora Carlisle, a ...

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