Ivy Hall Writers Series - Calvin Ramsey
Calvin A. Ramsey realized his lifelong ambition, after being transformed by the events of 9/11/01. At age 51, he launched a career as an author and playwright of work that has garnered acclaim and sparked debate. Ramsey's first play, "Shermantown, Baseball Apple Pie, and the Klan," draws from experience, living in historically black Shermantown neighborhood on the night of an annual KKK rally.
In "Canada Lee," Ramsey's explores the complex career of the gifted African American actor and civil rights activist, Bricktop. The musical was a cabaret-style look at the life of Ada "Bricktop" Smith, owner of the Paris nightclub Chez Bricktop after WWI.
Among his books are "The Last Mule of Gee's Bend" and "The Green Book," which was adapted as a play that debuted at Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta, Ga.
The event is free and open to the public.
A book sale and signing will follow.