Alan King is a senior studying communications at Howard University with a focus on print journalism. He has been published in The Hilltop, The Washington Afro-American, and Eagle News. Alan currently freelances with the Prince George’s County Gazette. During his summer internship with the Gazette, he functioned as a general assignment reporter and has covered meetings with the Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, Edmonston, and College Park council.
Some of his feature stories include the Prince George’s County Department of Correction’s barber program for inmates, a World War II hero setting the record straight, the cure for autism walk at FEDEX Field, the annual Hispanic Day Festival in Hyattsville, and the inaugural Juneteenth Celebration in Capitol Heights. When he is not freelancing, Alan’s focus is on creative writing. He sits-in on a poetry workshop taught by Howard University Creative Writing professor Dr. Tony Medina. Alan’s work has been published in several anthologies, including When Words Become Flesh, Warpland: An Anthology of African American Writing and Ideas, Inkstains, Whimperbang, Taboo Haiku, and Without Sanctuary: An Anthology of Poems on Lynching. Alan has read his work on WHUR, the North Beach Festival in San Francisco, and has featured at several venues in the D.C. area. He is the author of a chapbook “Transfer,” a collection of poems and is at work on his manuscript “Mood Rings.” Alan currently resides in Fort Washington, Maryland.