Creighton English Professor Brent Spencer has won awards for his fiction and now has proven himself as a memoirist with "Rattlesnake Daddy," from which he will read tomorrow at Omaha's new weekly reading series along with other actors from the Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre.
Spencer, who teaches creative writing at Creighton, also is an actor with Brigit Saint Brigit and was listed as a participant in previous Friday readings this summer at The Bookworm bookstore, 8702 Pacific Street. The reading is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
"Rattlesnake Daddy: A Son's Search for his Father," is a brilliant travel memoir within a broader memoir about his efforts to learn about his father, whom Spencer knew for only one year. Spencer travels in Mexico in his quest.
The book, a paperback published by Backwaters Press in Omaha, has been recognized in contests.