At Poetry Center Event, Drag Queens Combine Theatrics, Literature

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- “The SF State Poetry Center organized “An Afternoon of Literary Drag with Juliana Delgado Lopera and Monique Jenkinson a.k.a. Fauxnique” on April 27 at 3 p.m. at The Bindery. Delgado Lopera is a drag queen and author, while Jenkinson is a dancer and drag queen by the name of Fauxnique. ...

“‘I came up with [literary drag] myself,’ Delgado Lopera said. ‘I started doing drag because I was tired of how boring readings were and how flat writing felt.’

“According to Delgado Lopera, literature and drag are similar in how they both revolve around storytelling.

“‘[Drag is] kind of like storytelling that comes to life to me and it has a lot to do with performing, writing and being a little bit over the top,’ she said.”