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Author talk: Orange is the New Black

September 23, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bestselling author, memoirist, and prison reform activist, Piper Kerman, will speak at the University of the District of Columbia (Theater of the Arts Auditorium).

Now in its second season, the hit Netflix show, “Orange is the New Black,” based on Kerman’s memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, recounts the 15 months that she spent in the Danbury Correctional Facility for a crime she had committed ten years prior as a very brief, very careless dalliance in the world of drug trafficking. The stories of the women she met while in prison raise issues of friendship and family, mental illness, the odd cliques and codes of behavior, the role of religion, the uneasy relationship between prisoner and jailor, and the almost complete lack of guidance for life after prison.

Additional Information: http://www.udc.edu/news/orange_is_the_new_black_author_piper_kerman_to_speak_at_the_university_of_the_district_of_colum
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For more information on the event, contact the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Dean, Kemmell.watson@udc.edu or 202.274.5194.

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Date:
September 23, 2014
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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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