Oral Histories: Gathering and Writing Stories
Saturday September 8th, 2:50Pm
Oral histories form the backbone of many cultures and present a way for storytellers of color to understand our past as a means to navigate our future. How do we effectively find, identify, and interview, and what opportunities exist to connect with older generations in this process? Juliana Delgado Lopera shares her experience gathering oral histories from LGBT Latinx immigrants in this afternoon workshop.
About Juliana Delgado Lopera
Juliana Delgado Lopera is an award-winning Colombian writer, historian based in San Francisco. The recipient of the 2014 Jackson Literary award, and a finalist of the Clark- Gross Novel award, she’s the author of ¡Cuéntamelo! an illustrated bilingual collection of oral histories by LGBT Latinx immigrants (Aunt Lute 2017) which won a 2018 Lambda Literary Award and Quiéreme (Nomadic Press 2017). She's received fellowships from Brush Creek Foundation of the Arts, Lambda Literary Foundation, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and The SF Grotto, and an individual artist grant from the SF Arts Commission. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and published in various publications. She’s the executive director of RADAR Productions. Follow her on IG @julianadlopera