At 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, 29 January,Simon Partner, an associate professor of history at Duke, will speak about writing "The Story of Haruko," his novel-in-progress, which is set in early 20th century Japan. Partner, who has taught the writing of historical narratives since 1999, felt that he could become a better teacher if he wrote a historical novel himself. Perkins Library, Rare Book Room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Duke University Libraries as a part of their Engaging Faculty Series. Limited parking has been reserved for this event on the quad in front of the Chapel. Parking is also available in the parking deck adjacent to the Bryan Center. For more information call 660-5816 or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.