$HOW TRANS: Elliott DeLine On His Soon-to-be-Released Book [Original Plumbing Interview]

What is the meaning behind the title?

$how Trans is a somewhat facetious title that refers to the ways in which trans people are made spectacles by the larger society, and that is considered our worth.  Whether it be as authors, performers, sex workers, or medical specimens, transgender people are held up and judged before the public much like show dogs. Our survival has been dependent on how well we sell ourselves. How we look and behave. It’s the reclamation of this phenomenon as well as a critique. The term actually orginates from a conversation I had with a cis guy on Grindr. He said, “Wow, you are a very impressive trans!” Trans, of course, as a noun. My now partner said to me, “Tell him you are a Show Trans.” And so I did. And he believed me. And the identity stuck.

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[Pre-Order Transgender Author Elliott DeLine’s Newest Book!]
If you believe independent artists, literature, and transgender visibility are important, reserve your copy and donate today!
$how Trans is nonfiction novel about sex addiction, sex work, navigating the MSM scene, a trip West, dissociative identity disorder, and the struggle to find love, connection, and self-actualization as a non-binary trans person. This book will be my most autobiographical (and arguably scandalous) work to date. Help me get this book finished and out there! And pre-order your copy, along with other fancy prizes. All donors will be listed on my website and in a thank-you at the introduction of the book. Please share and spread the word!
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[Pre-Order Transgender Author Elliott DeLine’s Newest Book!]

If you believe independent artists, literature, and transgender visibility are important, reserve your copy and donate today!

$how Trans is nonfiction novel about sex addiction, sex work, navigating the MSM scene, a trip West, dissociative identity disorder, and the struggle to find love, connection, and self-actualization as a non-binary trans person. This book will be my most autobiographical (and arguably scandalous) work to date. 

Help me get this book finished and out there! And pre-order your copy, along with other fancy prizes. All donors will be listed on my website and in a thank-you at the introduction of the book. Please share and spread the word!

[Facebook event page]

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Trans Author Elliott DeLine’s Montreal Tour, August 2014

Three upcoming events featuring yours truly.

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Gender B(l)ender 

When: August 15, 2014, 8:30-11:30 PM

Where: Cafe L’Artere, Montreal, QB. (http://artere.coop/)

What: Queer open-mic. I will be reading from my upcoming book, $how Trans.

(https://www.facebook.com/events/1632040993688270/)

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Queer Between the Covers

When: August 16, 2014

Where: Comite Social Centre Sud, Montreal, QB, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

What: Selling and signing my books. Also selling second-hand queer, feminist, and classic literature. Come say hi! 

(https://www.facebook.com/events/1509253249291263/)

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Queeroes

When: August 16, 2014, 8-11 PM

Where: Cafe L’Artere, Montreal, QB. (http://artere.coop/)

What: A night of presentations and readings where folks can come share stories by or about some of their favorite queer hero(ines). The event will be casual and audience participation will be encouraged. I will be doing a reading from my novel Refuse. 

(https://www.facebook.com/events/699404560114768)

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Direct from Syracuse NY, we’ve got young trans writer Elliott DeLine’s latest books!

My books are now available at Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto! Go check them out if you’re in the area. They have an impressive transgender section and a very friendly owner. You can also check out this page to see if your local bookstore carries my books, or go to elliottdeline.bigcartel.com to order. 

Direct from Syracuse NY, we’ve got young trans writer Elliott DeLine’s latest books!

My books are now available at Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto! Go check them out if you’re in the area. They have an impressive transgender section and a very friendly owner. You can also check out this page to see if your local bookstore carries my books, or go to elliottdeline.bigcartel.com to order. 

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[Pre-Order Transgender Author Elliott DeLine’s Newest Book!]
If you believe independent artists, literature, and transgender visibility are important, reserve your copy and donate today!
A nonfiction novel about sex addiction, sex work, navigating the MSM scene, a trip West, dissociative identity disorder, and the struggle to find love, connection, and self-actualization as a non-binary trans person. This book will be my most autobiographical (and arguably scandalous) work to date. Help me get this book finished and out there! And pre-order your copy, along with other fancy prizes. All donors will be listed on my website and in a thank-you at the introduction of the book. Please share and spread the word!
[Facebook event page]

[Pre-Order Transgender Author Elliott DeLine’s Newest Book!]

If you believe independent artists, literature, and transgender visibility are important, reserve your copy and donate today!

A nonfiction novel about sex addiction, sex work, navigating the MSM scene, a trip West, dissociative identity disorder, and the struggle to find love, connection, and self-actualization as a non-binary trans person. This book will be my most autobiographical (and arguably scandalous) work to date. 

Help me get this book finished and out there! And pre-order your copy, along with other fancy prizes. All donors will be listed on my website and in a thank-you at the introduction of the book. Please share and spread the word!

[Facebook event page]

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Upcoming Events for Trans Author Elliott DeLine

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OutWrite LGBT Book Festival

When: August 2, 2014, 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Where: The DC Center. Washington, DC

What: Selling and signing my books. Also selling second-hand queer, feminist, and classic literature.

http://thedccenter.org/outwritedc/exhibitors.html

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"Writing Trans Characters" Panel

When: August 2, 2014, 12:00 PM

Where: The DC Center, Washington, DC

What: A panel of published authors will share their insight on writing transgender characters. The panel discussion will be moderated by local trans activist and aspiring author Joanna Maria Cifredo. Panelists include; Everett Maroon, Dane Edidi, Alex Myers, and Elliott DeLine.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1430551620563602/

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Queer Confessions / Theme: Addict

When: August 7, 2014, 8:00 PM

Where: 519 Community Center, Toronto, ON

What: A monthly Toronto-based LGBTQ memoir reading series that seeks to foster memoir writing in a supportive environment and build community through storytelling. I will be reading from my upcoming nonfiction novel.

http://queerconfessions.com/

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Queer Between the Covers

When: August 16, 2014

Where: Gay Village, Montreal, QB (Exact location TBA)

What: Selling and signing books. Also selling second-hand queer, feminist, and classic literature.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1509253249291263/

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Queeroes

When: August 16, 2014, 8-11 PM

Where: Cafe L’Artere, Montreal, QB

What: A night of presentations and readings where folks can come share stories by or about some of their favorite queer hero(ines). The event will be casual and audience participation will be encouraged.

(http://artere.coop/)

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Lady Fest Syracuse

When: September 27, 5-9 PM

Where: The Westcott Community Center. Syracuse, NY 13202

What: Book reading (including from my soon to be published 3rd book!), plus signing. Also selling second-hand queer, feminist, and classic literature.

https://www.facebook.com/ladyfestcuse

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Interested in having me read or speak at an event? Want me to come to your town? Please email info.elliottdeline@gmail.com or just ask

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Help To Produce, Publish, & Promote SHOW TRANS

About SHOW TRANS

Anonfiction novel about sex addiction, sex work, navigating the MSM scene, a trip West, dissociative identity disorder, and the struggle to find love, connection, and self-actualization as a non-binary trans person. This book will be my most autobiographical (and arguably scandalous) work to date. 

Help me get this book finished and out there! And pre-order your copy, along with other fancy prizes. All donors will be listed on my website and in a thank-you at the introduction of the book. 

Please share and spread the word!

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