An Afternoon of Literary Drag with Juliana Delgado Lopera and Monique Jenkinson a.k.a. Fauxnique

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Photos of Juliana Delgado Lopera and Fauxnique
This "afternoon of literary drag" features performances by Juliana Delgado Lopera and Monique Jenkinson a.k.a. Fauxnique. The event is part of Lopera's stint as Mazza Writer in Residence at The Poetry Center. Supported by the Sam Mazza Foundation. Door: 2 p.m. Free.
The Bindery, 1727 Haight Street, San Francisco
The Poetry Center
Booksmith/The Bindery
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Juliana Delgado Lopera

Juliana Delgado Lopera is an award-winning Colombian writer, historian, speaker and performance artist based in San Francisco. Winner of the 2014 Jackson Literary award, she is the author of Quiéreme (Nomadic Press, 2017) and ¡Cuéntamelo!, 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.

Lopera has received fellowships from Brush Creek Foundation of the Arts, Lambda Literary Foundation, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and The Grotto, as well as an individual artist grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission. She is 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 and TimeOut Mag, among others. She is the creative director of RADAR Productions, a queer literary nonprofit in San Francisco.

Monique Jenkinson a.k.a. Fauxnique

Monique Jenkinson — along with her drag queen alter ego Fauxnique — performs locally and internationally in wide-ranging contexts from nightclubs to theatres to museums, and made “herstory” as the first cis-woman to win a major drag (queen) pageant. Honors include residencies at Headlands Center for the Arts and Atlantic Center for the Arts, an Irvine Fellowship at the de Young Museum, Goldie and Bestie awards, 7x7 Magazine’s “Hot 20” and Theatre Bay Area and Izzie award nominations as well as support from CHIME, the San Francicso Arts Commission and Kenneth Rainin and Zellerbach foundations.

She has performed her solo works at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, ODC, Counterpulse, Joe Goode Annex and the deYoung Museum in San Francisco; at Joe’s Pub, New Museum and Movement Research in New York City; and in London, Berlin, Rome and Zürich. Jenkinson created curriculum for the San Francisco Art Institute and St. Mary’s College and engaged in public conversation with both Judith Butler and Michelle Visage within days of each other. She is working on a drag memoir for Amethyst Editions/Feminist Press.

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Juliana Delgado Lopera, reading and in conversation with Joseph Cassara, May 2