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D. Watkins

NYT Bestselling Author; Writer for HBO; Editor at Sloan; Professor at the University of Baltimore

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D. Watkins Biography

D.Watkins is Editor at Large for Salon. His work has been published in the New York Times, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and other publications. He holds a Master’s in Education from Johns Hopkins University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Baltimore.

He is a college professor at the University of Baltimore and founder of the BMORE Writers Project–– and has also been the recipient of numerous awards including BMe Genius Grant and Ford’s Men of Courage. Watkins was also a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award and Books for A Better Life. He has lectured at countless universities, and events, around the world.

Watkins has been featured as a guest and commentator on NBC’s Meet the Press, CNN’s The Erin Burnett Show, and Democracy Now, among other shows. Watkins is from and lives in East Baltimore. He is the author of We Speak For Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America, the New York Times bestsellers The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America, The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir and his May 2022 novel Black Boy Smile: A Memoir of Moments.

D.Watkins is also the writer of the HBO series, "We Own This City."

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Black Boy Smile: A Memoir in Moments

Black Boy Smile: A Memoir in Moments

We Speak for Ourselves: How Woke Culture Prohibits Progress

We Speak for Ourselves: How Woke Culture Prohibits Progress

The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir

The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir

The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America

The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America

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  • New York Times | ‘The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir,’ by D. Watkins

    Baltimore is perhaps best known for its tangled politics and its ever-swelling ­congregation of illegal drug outfits, thanks to David Simon’s mid-aughts HBO show “The Wire,” the haunting urban panorama that lodged itself into the American pop consciousness. This time, though, the city’s wickedness — brought on by a trickling stream of bureaucratic failure through the years, from the...

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D. Watkins Biography

D.Watkins is Editor at Large for Salon. His work has been published in the New York Times, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and other publications. He holds a Master’s in Education from Johns Hopkins University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Baltimore.

He is a college professor at the University of Baltimore and founder of the BMORE Writers Project–– and has also been the recipient of numerous awards including BMe Genius Grant and Ford’s Men of Courage. Watkins was also a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award and Books for A Better Life. He has lectured at countless universities, and events, around the world.

Watkins has been featured as a guest and commentator on NBC’s Meet the Press, CNN’s The Erin Burnett Show, and Democracy Now, among other shows. Watkins is from and lives in East Baltimore. He is the author of We Speak For Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America, the New York Times bestsellers The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America, The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir and his May 2022 novel Black Boy Smile: A Memoir of Moments.

D.Watkins is also the writer of the HBO series, "We Own This City."

D. Watkins Videos

  • D. Watkins Talks New Book & HBO’s ‘We Own This City’ Show
    New York Times bestselling author D. Watkins joins the #TamFam. He’s got a new memoir out titled “Black Boy Smile” in which he explores his...
  • Author D. Watkins: Going from Baltimore Drug Dealer to Professor and...
    Natasha S. Alford and author and professor D. Watkins discuss his memoir, "The Cook Up," a raw and honest account of his life in East Baltimore. ...

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  • How to book D. Watkins?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like D. Watkins for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for D. Watkins, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for D. Watkins or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book D. Watkins?

    Booking fees for D. Watkins, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire D. Watkins, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for D. Watkins?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like D. Watkins for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book D. Watkins for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent D. Watkins or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for D. Watkins or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

D. Watkins is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book D. Watkins for your event is available upon request. D. Watkins generally travels from Baltimore, MD, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Legacy Russell, Ijeoma Oluo, Keisha N. Blain, Helen Pluckrose and Ruth King. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling D. Watkins for an upcoming live or virtual event.

D. Watkins Speaker Videos

  • D. Watkins Talks New Book & HBO’s ‘We Own This City’ Show
    New York Times bestselling author D. Watkins joins the #TamFam. He’s got a new memoir out titled “Black Boy Smile” in which he explores his childhood and journey to finding joy. Plus, the...
    Author D. Watkins: Going from Baltimore Drug Dealer to Professor and Writer
    Natasha S. Alford and author and professor D. Watkins discuss his memoir, "The Cook Up," a raw and honest account of his life in East Baltimore. D. Watkins details his journey of becoming drug...

D. Watkins News

  • New York Times | ‘The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir,’ by D. Watkins

    Baltimore is perhaps best known for its tangled politics and its ever-swelling ­congregation of illegal drug outfits, thanks to David Simon’s mid-aughts HBO show “The Wire,” the haunting urban panorama that lodged itself into the American pop consciousness. This time, though, the city’s wickedness — brought on by a trickling stream of bureaucratic failure through the years, from the...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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