Kambri Crews, a writer, publicist and producer, will speak as part of the GRCC Diversity Lecture Series lineup Wednesday, October 24.
Crews’ memoir, “Burn Down the Ground,” tells the story of her childhood living with two deaf parents and how she dealt with her father’s 20-year prison sentence after he stabbed his girlfriend, almost killing her.
She is a co-founder of the Emerging Comics of New York Awards and produced many shows featuring writers from Saturday Night Live, The Onion and The Daily Show.
Crews is the creator and owner of Ballyhoo Productions, a public relations and production company in New York that focuses on on comedy and theater, according to her website.
The event is at 7 p.m. at Fountain Street Church at 24 Fountain Street NE in Grand Rapids. The event is free and open to the public and is American Sign Language interpreted.
There will be time for questions from the audience after the speech, which will be followed by a book signing.
To see a complete lineup of the Diversity Lecture Series, click here.