ART 101: Writer’s Workshop | Innosanto Nagara

Photo by Garna Raditya.

Saturday, May 8, 2021
10am PDT | Online
$15 ($10 for SJMA members); registration required.

Learn how to share powerful messages through your stories with author Innosanto Nagara. Join us in a live reading of his children’s books which stand in solidarity with people of all ages, races, gender identifications, and backgrounds. We’ll get to explore his process in writing and illustrating his books, constructing a page, and ways to talk about tough topics amongst peers, community members, and kids. Innosanto Nagara authors and illustrates books to encourage children to grow up with confidence in themselves, and to be engaged community members who are passionate about causes from environmental issues to LGBTQI+ rights and civil rights.

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Workshops are designed for all skill levels. On workshop day, make sure you have your favorite writing and illustrating tools ready to go. This virtual workshop will take place over ZOOM; advance registration is required.


About the Author

Born and raised in Indonesia, Innosanto Nagara moved to the US in 1988. After studying zoology and philosophy at UC Davis, Nagara moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, working as a graphic designer for a range of social change organizations before founding the Design Action Collective, a worker-owned cooperative design studio. Nagara lives in Oakland in a cohousing community with nine adults and eight kids.   Nagara’s bestselling first book and NPR’s Top 100 Book for Young Readers, A is for Activist, started a movement in social justice book publishing for children. Additional books from Nagara include: Counting on Community, My Night in the Planetarium, The Wedding Portrait, and M is for Movement.