Author & Texas Native Kambri Crews at SXSW

Kambri Crews

Kambri Crews


Kambri Crews, Texas native and CODA author of the book Burn Down the Ground: A Memoir (Random House), here. I’ll be in Austin for SXSW to perform on a storytelling show and for a very brief book signing at the SXSW Book Store.

The show is for badge holders only and, I fear, is not ASL interpreted. The book signing, while brief, is open to the public. I hope to be through Texas again soon for a different type of event. Meanwhile, perhaps you and your subscribers might be interested in these.

Many thanks!
Kambri Crews

Author & Texas Native Kambri Crews at SXSW

Comedic Storyteller Will Perform on “Risk!” and Sell & Sign Copies of
Her Memoir

Austin, TX — Texas native Kambri Crews, author of Burn Down the Ground:
A Memoir (Random House), will appear at SXSW on Tuesday, March 13th at
the Austin Convention Center. At 4PM Crews will perform on “Risk!”, a
storytelling show hosted by Kevin Allison. Afterward, she will sign and
sell copies of her memoir from 5:30 – 5:45 PM at the SXSW Bookstore
outside of Ballroom G.

Burn Down the Ground is Crews’ powerful, affecting, and unflinching
memoir about her unconventional childhood living with deaf parents in a
tin shed in rural Texas (Crews is not deaf), and her attempts to
reconcile that harrowing childhood to her present life—one in which her
father is serving a twenty-year sentence in a maximum-security prison
for attempted murder.

Crews now runs her own PR and production company in New York City. A
renowned storyteller and public speaker, she has performed in New York
at The Moth’s Mainstage, The 92Y, UCB Theatre, and Gotham Comedy Club,
and given speeches at SXSW (South by Southwest) and DeafHope, a
nonprofit dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence against deaf
women and children.

TUE, MAR 13 @ 4PM
RISK! True Tales, Boldly Told
Austin Convention Center

Hosted by Kevin Allison (The State) and featuring:
Kambri Crews (Author, Burn Down the Ground)
Brian Brushwood (Illusionist, Bizarre Magic, Scam School)
Seth Morris (Comedian, Step Brothers, Children’s Hospital)
Violet Blue (Sex Educator, Oprah, Open Source Sex)

TUE, MAR 13 5:30 – 5:45 PM
Kambri Crews Book Signing
SXSW Bookstore inside the Austin Convention Center
Outside of Ballroom G
No SXSW Pass Required

“Poignant and unsettling.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A compelling testament to the strength of the human spirit.”—Booklist

“Harrowing…A remarkable odyssey of scorched earth, collateral damage,
and survival.” —Publishers Weekly

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*View pictures of the tin shed*

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