Elliott DeLine is an award winning transgender author of 5 books including: Refuse, I Know Very Well How I Got My Name, Show Trans, and No Poster Boy: Trans Fag Essays. 

Elliott loves to share his stories and speak to his experiences and read his prose and poetry. He enjoys engaging with audiences and answering questions. Contact below to discuss availability and with any questions.


Lessons Learned From Chickens: A Reading By Elliott DeLine

When: Saturday June 5th, 2021, 5-5:30 PM EST

Where: Zoom and Instagram

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“At his reading on campus, Elliott Deline electrified his audience with the revelatory power of his writing on trans experience. DeLine is one of the most searingly honest voices in this exciting generation of young trans writers.”

—Professor Roger Hallas, Former Director of LGBT Studies, Syracuse University

“Elliott Deline is a phenomenal speaker to bring to campus! We asked him to share is writings and reflections with our campus community, and he presented complex situations in a inviting and relatable way. He was able to open up important issues related to trans experiences for honest, critical, and courageous conversations. We received much positive feedback from our students who enjoyed his accessibility, insightfulness, and wit.”

—Heike Peckruhn, PhD

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Daemen College

“I was deeply moved by Elliott’s readings at the Buffalo Trans Wellness Conference. He has a manner of speaking which is so obviously himself, so unabashedly genuine. His poetic stories are relatable and deeply resonated with me as a gender-expansive person. It was also validating to hear his fears about the election and other current events because there haven’t been many queer spaces to discuss these issues. I would love to attend another reading in the future!”

—Siobhan Fitzgerald-Matson, Transgender Wellness Coordinator, Pride Center of WNY

“Elliott is a very engaging presence that connects well with students. I cannot speak highly enough of the experience.”

—Michael O’Connor, Professor of Literature and Gender Studies, Onondaga Community College