Juli Delgado Lopera is an award-winning Colombian writer, historian, speaker and storyteller based in San Francisco. They are 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.

Juli's received awarded fellowships and residencies from Hedgebrook, Headlands Center for The Arts, Brush Creek Foundation of the Arts, Lambda Literary Foundation, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and The SF Grotto.

They've received two individual artist grant from the SF Arts Commission, a 2019 Ebony McKinney Award and was the recipient of the 2016 Jeanne Córdova Words Scholarship.Their work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in Teen Vogue, The Rumpus, The White Review, LALT, Four Way Review, Broadly, TimeOut Mag to name a few. They are the former executive director of RADAR Productions  a queer literary non-profit in San Francisco. Juli's debut novel Fiebre Tropical, which won a 2014 Jackson Literary Award, is out Spring 2020 from The Feminist Press.

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