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Bill Watkins - Archway Publishing. Los Angeles, CA, US

Bill Watkins

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Life without Alcohol!! Recovery with comedy, poetry and music








Bill Watkins is a recovering alcoholic and comedic poet with an entertaining, uplifting story to tell. He founded as a platform to explore his love for poetry, history, and current events; has written and published forty-five books in multiple genres, from children's to poetry to YA political sci-fi, sports, history, law, humor and education. His most recent publication, Land Thieves, is a historical fiction piece that explores the controversial founding of the United States with dark humor and poetic indictment.

Bill performs Shakespeare and Frost, reads his own work, tells jokes, tells the truth, plays characters, music, sings, even dances! Always on the ready to share how he overcame suicidal depression by waking up spiritually and politically. Trying daily to be a spirit not a ghost, spreading love and recovery.

Industry Expertise (6)

Sport - Amateur

Beverages - Alcoholic



Writing and Editing

Health and Wellness

Areas of Expertise (9)

Latin American History


Native American History

Living in Balance One Day at a Time

Alcoholic Recovery

Beating Depression

Native American & Indigenous Studies

Stand-Up Comedy

Creative Writing

Accomplishments (5)

Got Sober 2002 (personal)

After years of playing around with diabolical forces, Bill had his last conscious drink of alcohol on March 6th, 2002.

Started a Ministry 2005 (personal)

Pushed to the brink of homelessness, living in motels, Bill founded a ministry to help those in need.

Junior Olympic Gold Medal 1990 (personal)

At seventeen, Bill played on the best youth boys volleyball team in the world.

Phi Beta Kappa (personal)

In 1994, Bill was invited to become a member of The Phi Beta Kappa Society.

All-Star Variety Night -- The Ice House 2003 (professional)

Bill was chosen to perform at the Pasadena, CA comedy club.

Education (2)

UC Santa Barbara: Bachelor of Arts, Latin American and Iberian Studies 1994

With a focus on history

Polytechnic School: High School Diploma 1990

Affiliations (2)

  • UC Santa Barbara Men's Volleyball
  • Polytechnic School Alumni

Languages (2)

  • English
  • Spanish

Sample Talks (2)

AA Pitch

Comedy Show



  • Keynote
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance


500 to 1500 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee