R291. Writing Fatherhood

Room 23, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Thursday, March 8, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


How do men reckon with their lives and roles as fathers? In this multigenre reading, writers who are fathers read from work exploring their identities, their struggles and their joys, and the ways they make sense of their complex and at times confounding place in the family and in the culture.



Shane Seely is the author of two books of poems: The Surface of the Lit World, winner of the Hollis Summers Prize; and The Snowbound House, winner of the Philip Levine Prize. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of Missouri—St. Louis.

Geffrey Davis is the author of Revising the Storm, winner of the A. Poulin Prize. His honors also include a Cave Canem fellowship, the Anne Halley Prize, the Wabash Prize, the Dogwood Prize, and the Leonard Steinberg Memorial/Academy of American Poets Prize. He teaches at the University of Arkansas.

F. Douglas Brown is the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize recipient for Zero to Three. He also coauthored with poet Geffrey Davis, Begotten. Mr. Brown teaches English at Loyola High School of Los Angeles. He is both a Cave Canem and Kundiman fellow.

Steven Church, founding editor of The Normal School, is the author of six books of nonfiction, including Ultrasonic, One with the Tiger, and I'm Just Getting to the Disturbing Part. He edited the essay anthology The Spirit of Disruption. He is the MFA program coordinator at Fresno State.

Jarod Roselló is a Cuban American cartoonist, writer, and teacher. He is the writer/artist of The Well-Dressed Bear Will (Never) Be Found, the serialized comic, Those Bears, and the forthcoming illustrated novel, How We Endure. He teaches comics and fiction at University of South Florida.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center