“Orange is the New Black” Author Piper Kerman Featured at Last “Books Under the Bridge” Virtual Event Monday

This Monday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. Brooklyn Bridge Park, in conjunction with Freebird Books, will present the last of this season’s “Books under the Bridge” virtual events. It will feature Piper Kerman, the author of the book that inspired Orange is the New Black, along with Vikki Law. They

will discuss how prisons make access to literature exceptionally difficult, compounding institutional barriers to education. Often books are the sole instruments of learning for an inmate. Books-to-prisons programs remain some of the few supply chains for making this happen. It’s particularly critical now, as many of the incarcerated are in lockdown due to the pandemic.

The program is free. It includes a reading by Ms. Kerman and an opportunity for questions and answers. To participate, please register here.

Photo: Mark Schierbecker, Wikimedia Commons

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