D. Watkins is a writer whose work has been published in The Huffington Post, Aeon, The City Paper, Vice, and Salon.

Watkins has been featured on NPR’s Tell Me More, Monday Morning, The Real News Network, The Marc Steiner Show, and Huff Post Live. Watkins was the winner of Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore “Best Original Voice,” award for 2014 and featured in the Baltimore Business Journal as being one of the top 40 under 40 young entrepreneurs. Watkins holds a Masters in Education from Johns Hopkins University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Baltimore. He is an adjunct professor at Coppin State University and runs a creative writing workshop at the Baltimore Free School. Watkins' debut memoir “Cook Up” will be published by Grand Central in 2016.

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