The Queer Spirit Podcast
Writing Mirrors Life
with Matthew Clark Davison
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Matthew Clark Davison is the author of Doubting Thomas (Amble Press in 2021) and creator of The Lab :: Writing Classes with MCD. His textbook The Lab, Experiments in Writing Across Genre, co-authored by bestselling writer Alice LaPlante, will be published by W.W. Norton in 2022. His prose has been recently anthologized in Empty The Pews (Epiphany Publishing) and 580-Split; and published in or on Guernica, The Advocate, The Atlantic Monthly, Foglifter, Exquisite Pandemic, and others. Matthew also teaches full time in SF State’s Creative Writing MFA and BA programs.
- Matthew shares about how he first started writing in church services after he ran away from home.
- We discuss his new book, Doubting Thomas, and how the political landscape of the last two US presidencies influenced the story.
- We explore the themes of control and surrender.
- Matthew shares his experience with organized religion and how his perception has changed since being introduced to GLIDE Memorial Church in San Francisco.
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