Meet the real Piper Chapman of ‘OITNB’ in Jersey City October 13

Actress Taylor Schilling and Author Piper Kerman attend 'Orange Is The New Black' New York Premiere at The New York Botanical Garden on June 25, 2013 in New York City.Rob Kim/Getty Images

Will the real Piper please stand up? Piper Kerman, who wrote a best-selling memoir which inspired the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series Orange is the New Black and the show’s lead character Piper Chapman (played by Taylor Schilling), is coming to Hudson County Community College in Jersey City in October.

The 36-year-old Boston native is hosting the event, where she’ll discuss her 13-month sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut (same place Teresa Giudice served time) after getting caught up in a drug trafficking during her early twenties. Piper was convicted 10 years later with money laundering.

The former inmate-turned-author will appear at HCCC’s Culinary Conference Center at 6 p.m. on October 13. To brush up on your knowledge of her life and the show, read Piper’s book Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison now and stream the series, which is currently in its fourth season.

For more information about the event and where you can register, click here.