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The View from Behind Bars – An evening with Piper Kerman
April 14, 2016
Hear Piper Kerman share her incredible true story with Calgarians on Thursday, April 14, 2016 as the keynote speaker for Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary’s 50th Anniversary fundraiser, “The View from Behind Bars – an evening with Piper Kerman”.
Kerman is the best-selling author of Orange is the New Black, My Year in Women’s Prison and the inspiration for the award-winning series of the same name on Netflix. Her book explores the experience of incarceration and the intersection of her life with the lives of the women she met while in prison. A brief dalliance with drug trafficking while she was in her early twenties sent Kerman to prison ten years later on money laundering charges. She spent 13 months in the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut.