Ferris State University is hosting Piper Kerman, author of the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black, to the Big Rapids campus on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. in University Center, Room 202BC.
Orange is the New Black became an overnight sensation as it showed viewers about the trials and experiences of a woman in a minimum security prison for more than a year.
“The book is fabulous, and Piper Kerman is a very funny writer,” said Neil Patten, a professor of Communication in Ferris’ College of Arts, Sciences and Education. “It’s also very sad because Kerman knew that she was privileged and she had a job waiting for her when she got out, but she missed a lot of her life while she was in prison.”
Student tickets are $5 and adult tickets are $7 at the Williams Auditorium website. The speaking session will reach maximum capacity at 300 guests.
Kerman will speak about the book, her experiences and lessons that she learned from everything that happened to her.
This event is part of the Ferris Arts and Lecture series.