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‘Orange Is the New Black’ author coming to DePauw

GREENCASTLE, Ind. (WISH) – The writer of the best-selling book “Orange Is the New Black” is slated to speak at DePauw University Wednesday.

The Prindle Institute for Ethics at Depauw University will welcome Piper Kerman at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 4.

The wildly popular television series based on her memoir “Orange Is The New Black” debuted on Netflix in July 2013, and has since garnered 12 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations and won three Critics Choice Television Awards. The series is currently in production for its third season.

Both the book and television show put a spotlight on America’s prison system. And author Piper Kerman is committed to publicly advocating for prison reform.

Kerman will speak for approximately 20 minutes about “Lessons Learned Behind Bars” at Kresge Auditorium at 605 South College Avenue.

DePauw University will hold a book-signing with Kerman after the lecture.