Non-Fiction Writing Workshop with Anna Novakov (All levels welcome)
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 4-6 pm at SOMOS
$40.00 SOMOS members/ $60.00 non-members
This introductory workshop is intended for writers at all stages in their practice who are interested in developing a non-fiction writing project. Whether you would like to write an essay or an entire book, this course will guide you through the first steps of the process,. Bring your ideas to this hands-on workshop that demonstrates how to choose a topic, conduct basic research and create a working plan so that your ideas come to fruition.
A prolific writer, Anna Novakov has received numerous awards and grants for her research, non-fiction writing and art criticism. In addition to her published essays, collaborations with artists, museum catalogues and exhibition reviews, she is the primary contributor and editor of more than ten books.
BIO: Serbian-Yakut writer Anna Novakov was born in Belgrade in 1959. The daughter of noted environmental physicist Tihomir Novakov, she was immersed in the Ecotopian dreams of air pollution control from an early age. She was raised in both the Socialist Utopia of post-war Yugoslavia and the free speech, counterculture movement of Berkeley, California. Both radical movements had profound influences on women’s rights, new technology and the built environment – areas of study that would form the basis of Novakov’s creative practice. In 1992, after completing her doctorate in art history at New York University, she came to prominence in Manhattan as one of the first art critics to write about the interrelationship between art, technology and Utopian spaces. The author of dozens of books, exhibition catalogues and newspaper articles, Novakov, Professor Emerita of Art History at Saint Mary’s College of California, lives on a ranch in New Mexico and is Executive Director of Freehold Taos Residency Center for writers, text-based artists and academics.