Laura Moriarty, University of Kansas Assistant Professor of English, will read from her new book "The Chaperone: A Novel." at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Jayhawk Ink lounge, Kansas Union level 2, 1301 Jayhawk Boulevard. "The Chaperone" was inspired by the life of silent film star and Wichita native Louise Brooks, and by the 36-year old chaperone who accompanied a 15-year-old Brooks to New York in 1922 on the first leg of her journey to stardom. Laura Moriarty is the author of the novels "The Center of Everything," "The Rest of Her Life," and "While I'm Falling." The event, which will include a reception, is co-sponsored by the KU Dept. of English. For additional information, phone Jayhawk Ink at (785) 864-4431.