November 1, 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT. Hosted at Top of the World Observatory
part of a series on Lost
About the speaker
D. Watkins is Editor at Large for Salon. His work has been published in the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, 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 lecturer at the University of Baltimore and founder of the BMORE Writers Project, and has also been the recipient of numerous awards including the BMe Genius Grant, and the 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, Democracy Now and NPR’s Monday Morning, among other shows.
Watkins is from and lives in Baltimore. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America and The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir and We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America.
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The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is uniting two of its marquee events: Baltimore Book Festival and Light City. Brilliant Baltimore will illuminate the city with literature, ideas, world-class light art installations, and live performances.
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Light City, a festival of light, music, discussions and innovation, will feature a Light Art Walk at its center with awe-inspiring light art installations, performances, concerts, a fun-filled family zone, and Neighborhood Lights.
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CM/Bal is honored to open up the 2019 Baltimore Book Festival at Light City with D. Watkins, who will be speaking on the theme of LOST.