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Vicissitudes: A conversation with Author Kim Green and Editor Trystan Cotten

Event date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Charis welcomes author Kim Green in conversation with editor Trystan Cotten for a celebration of Vicissitudes, a beautifully written black trans queer romance. 

After a painful divorce, Morgan has learned to guard her heart and focus on raising her daughter. Then she meets Jahn, a charismatic high school gym teacher, who is moonlighting at a wedding to save money for something big that will change his life, forever. He is everything Morgan has ever wanted in a man and much more. Sparks fly and Morgan begins to rethink her commitment to the isolation of single life. Their budding romance takes a turn when buried secrets and old flames surface and threaten their plans for a life together. Swept into a whirlwind of jealousy, shame and guilt, Morgan and Jahn are forced to come clean with themselves and each other. The tension builds when they confront the choice between love, or a lifetime of regret in this provocative emotional thriller.

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Kim Green is a writing coach, editor, copywriter, and the author of the novels Hallucination and Vicissitudes. Learn more about her work at

Trystan Theosophus Cotten‘s current positions are Associate Professor of Gender and African American Studies at California State University, Stanislaus and Managing Editor of Transgress Press. He travels extensively around the world speaking on trans identities and issues. His current research deals with gender, race, and migration in the African Diaspora. He has edited five books and written numerous articles on these issues. His most recent publications are: Hung Jury: Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual Men (Transgress Press 2012) and Transgender Migrations: The Bodies, Borders, and Politics of Transition (Routledge 2011).

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Vicissitudes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998252186
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Transgress Press - January 28th, 2021

Vicissitudes is a modern-day romance that confronts the transformative power of love head on, asking us to reconsider the meaning of transformation in a world often fearful of change.

Hung Jury: Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual Men Cover Image
ISBN: 9780615692357
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Transgress Press - December 31st, 2012

This pioneering anthology released by Transgress Press is the first of its kind, presenting raw, unadulterated testimonies of transsexual men's experiences of sex reassignment surgery. The collection offers a comprehensive understanding of why transsexual men choose genital surgery and its transformative impact on their lives.

Event Summary: 
Charis welcomes author Kim Green in conversation with editor Trystan Cotten for a celebration of Vicissitudes, a beautifully written black trans queer romance.