Events & Interviews


Saturday, September 14th, 2022

Walnut Creek :: Plaza Escuela :: 1192 Locust Street Unit D400-500 :: Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Barnes & Noble Walnut Creek


September 7th, 2022

Literary Death Match 


See below, under Past Events for recordings of live events. 

Lyle Ashton Harris Interviews Matthew for BOMB 

Review & Interview :: Where the Seeds of Self-Doubt Are Sown :: The Provincetown Independent 

LitHub excerpt from interview on otherppl with brad listi podcast

on the music in Doubting Thomas for Largehearted Boy

on Care, Abuse, and the Narrative Possibilities of Brotherhood in Conversation with Paul Lisicky for LitHub

on House of Mystery with Al Warren and John Copenhaver

on the Desire to Know and be Known with Evan Karp at Litseen

discussion of Queerness & Brotherhood on Debutiful  

Hope Past the Page with Celeste Chan for The Rumpus

Q&A w/Matthew Clark Davison: "Doubting Thomas" and Our Need for a Pariah with Adam Winograd for Zyzzyva

Matthew Clark Davison Novel Explores A False Accusation Against A Teacher In A Progressive City for KAWL

Writing Mirrors Life :: The Queer Spirit Podcast 

Matthew Clark Davison talks Sex Scenes and Sexuality in Fiction with the folks from 

Life Force: Monique Jenkinson Interviewed by Matthew Clark Davison BOMB Magazine



July 31st, 2022 in Provincetown, MA! 

Matthew and artist Lyle Ashton Harris will be in conversation at the wonderful East End Books, which will mark Doubting Thomas's East Coast "live" debut! 

June 1st, 2022 

Doubting Thomas Turns 1! Born during a pandemic, Thomas is ready to meet the world! Come out and celebrate with Matthew & Alia Volz at Fabulosa Books! 

This event will benefit Foglifter Press (who published an excerpt of Doubting Thomas years ago! For every book people buy at Fabulosa during the event, $5 will be donated (up to $500) to Foglifter's Pride Fundraising Drive


May 24th, 2022

Virtual Event: Matthew talks to author Brad Listi at Booksmith about Brad's new novel Be Brief and Tell Them Everything

May 7th, 2022 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Radical Imagination: New Voices, New Visions from San Francisco State University :: Bay Area Book Festival :: Matthew Clark Davison, Stacy D. Flood, Shruti Swamy moderated by Molly Giles

May 10th, 2022 7PM

Author Talk at Berkeley Public Library. Matthew talks Doubting Thomas with poet Stewart Shaw

Friday, April 8th, 7 PM

In conversation with Monique Jenkinson about her "book of essays in drag as a memoir" Faux Queen

Thursday, February 24 

Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts

Three friends and SF State alums

Matthew Clark Davison, Stacy D. Flood, and Patrick Earl Ryan 

will each be presenting their newly-published fiction, and talking with each other and the audience. 

Monday, January 24th, 5-6:30 PDT 

Monday December 20th :: 5:30PM PST (7:30 GMT) 

December 11th, 2021 

November 18th, 2021 

VIRTUAL EVENT: Queering Words: Or, Working Across Genre / A Discussion with Matthew Clark Davison and Andrew Demčák

Thursday, November 18, 2021; 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

November 14th, 2021

TigerBear Productions Presents Matthew Clark Davison in Conversation with Jerome Joseph Gentes.  

November 6th, 2021 

October 10th, 2021 

"Launching into a Shitstorm: Debut Authors Dish on the Weirdest Pub Season Ever."

October 23rd, 2021 

Voices from Amble Press: A New Queer Publisher

October 6th, 2021



September 30th, 2021

September 13th, 2021

August 12th, 2021

August 8th, 2021

Friday, July 30th, 2021

ABC The American Book Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Wednesday, July 7th, 2021.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2021.

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021. 

Booksmith is thrilled to host the virtual launch for Matthew Clark Davison and his fiction debut, Doubting Thomas: A Novel. This will be a special evening celebrating queer publishing, featuring a reading by the author, a conversation with Paul Lisicky, and an audience Q&A, with shout-outs to & words from Amble Press and Foglifter Magazine. Join us!

Wednesday, June 16 @ 5pm (PT)

Powell's Books Portland Presents: Matthew Clark Davison in Conversation With T Kira Mahealani Madden

Matthew Clark Davison’s Doubting Thomas (Amble Press) chronicles a challenging and disruptive year in the life of a young, gay teacher in the waning years of Obama’s America. Thomas McGurrin is a fourth-grade teacher and out gay man at a private primary school serving Portland, Oregon's wealthy progressive elite when he is falsely accused of inappropriately touching a male student. The accusation comes just as Thomas is thrust back into the center of his unusual family by his younger brother's battle with cancer. Although cleared of the accusation, Thomas is forced to resign from a job he loves during a potentially life-changing family drama. Davison's novel explores the discrepancy between the progressive ideals and persistent negative stereotypes among the privileged regarding social status, race, and sexual orientation and the impact of that discrepancy on friendships and family relations. By turns rueful, humorous, angry, and wise, Doubting Thomas marks the debut of an important writer. Davison will be joined in conversation by T Kira Mahealani Madden, author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls.

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Friday, March 12th, 2021 11-1 PM PST Saints and Sinners Literary Festival Reading. Matthew + J. Marshall Freeman, Cheryl Head, Sassafras Lowrey, Jim Provenzano, and Rick R. Reed. More info here.

Saturday, March 13th, 2021 12-1 PM PST Saints and Sinners Literary Festival Workshop with writer/editor Michael Nava of Amble Press. Topics: Beginnings & Settings.