Juliana Delgado Lopera

Juliana Delgado Lopera

3:00 - 5:00 PM
Saturday, October 12
Main Branch: Theatre Gallery

In this talk about multilingualism, Juliana Delgado Lopera takes us on her journey arriving in the US as an immigrant girl with a love of language and storytelling, and learning that all English is not created equal. By way of public school and drag clubs, she comes to understand that how we approach language can confine us or free us.  

Juliana Delgado Lopera is an award-winning Colombian writer, historian, speaker and storyteller based in San Francisco. She’s the author of Quiéreme (Nomadic Press 2017) and ¡Cuéntamelo! (Aunt Lute 2017) an illustrated bilingual collection of oral histories by LGBT Latinx immigrants which won a 2018 Lambda Literary Award and a 2018 Independent Publisher Book Award.  She's received fellowships from Brush Creek Foundation of the Arts, Lambda Literary Foundation, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Headlands Center for The Arts and The SF Grotto. She's received two individual artist grant from the SF Arts Commission and was the recipient of the 2016 Jeanne Córdova Words Scholarship. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in Eleven Eleven, Foglifter, Four Way Review, Broadly, TimeOut Mag to name a few. She’s the former executive director of RADAR Productions  a queer literary non-profit in San Francisco. Her debut novel Fiebre Tropical, which won the 2014 Jackson Literary Award, will be out Spring 2020 from The Feminist Press.