Books: D. Watkins

Self-confessed former drug dealer-turned-author and international pundit, D. Watkins reads from his first book, “The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America.” In these deeply personal essays, Watkins describes battling with rival dope traffickers and predatory police officers while fighting to survive in one of the nation’s toughest urban landscapes: Baltimore’s east side, or “beast side.” 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the central Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St. Free. prattlibrary.org. — MCM

Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun
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