Events & Interviews


September 30th, 2021

IN PERSON Literary Speakeasy at Martuni's

October 6th, 2021

7PM Virtual discussion of Doubting Thomas with Amble Editor/writer Michael Nava at James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center at San Francisco Public Library 

October 10th, 2021 

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

November 6th, 2021 

4 pm PT IN PERSON Book Passage Corte Madera



September 13th, 2021

Odd Mondays in partnership with Folio Books++ 

August 12th, 2021

Debut novel(la)ists Stacy D. Flood, author of The Salt Fields: A Novella & Matthew Clark Davison, author of Doubting Thomas. 


August 8th, 2021

2:30pm ET (11:30 am PT) 

Virtual Panel at Out Write with Amble Press writers

Small presses have always been the life-blood of LGBTQ literature. Amble Press is a new imprint of Bywater Books, the well-respected lesbian press. Amble is committed to publishing writers across the queer spectrum and is particularly interested in publishing queer writers of color. Meet managing editor (and mystery writer) Michael Nava and three of Amble’s writers, Joe Okonkwo, Matthew Clark Davison, and Casey Hamilton, who will discuss their new books and what it’s like to be a queer writer in today’s publishing and literary climate.

Friday, July 30th, 2021

ABC The American Book Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021.

Green Apple Books Presents: 


About Juli Delgado Lopera
Juli Delgado Lopera is the author of The New York Times acclaimed novel Fiebre Tropical (Feminist Press 2020), the Winner of the 2021 Ferro Grumley Award, a finalist of the 2020 Kirkus Prize in Fiction and the 2021 Aspen Literary Prize. Juli is also the author of Quiéreme (Nomadic Press 2017) and ¡Cuéntamelo! (Aunt Lute 2017) an illustrated bilingual collection of oral histories by LGBT Latinx immigrants which won a 2018 Lambda Literary Award and a 2018 Independent Publisher Book Award. Juli's received fellowships and residencies from Hedgebrook, Headlands Center for The Arts, Brush Creek Foundation of the Arts, Lambda Literary Foundation, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and The SF Grotto. Their work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in Granta, Teen Vogue, The Kenyon Review, McSweeney's, The Rumpus, The White Review, LALT, Four Way Review, Broadly, TimeOut Mag to name a few. 


Tuesday, June 24th, 2021.

Mt. Lebanon Public Library Speaker Series Presents: Virtual Author Visit with Matthew Clark Davison 

In celebration of Pride Month, Matthew Clark Davison will join us via Zoom to discuss his new novel, Doubting Thomas.

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.