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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Graduate Public Practice presents an exhibition of field work by first-year students, Ni Chana Ti-Juana. Describing a condition or situation defined by a lack of resolution: not one or the other, neither here nor there, the term was a conceptual point of departure. Students took three trips to Camino Verde, a community in Tijuana, Baja California. The research projects have been facilitated by faculty member Bill Kelley Jr. and Cog•nate Collective, with the assistance of Polen Audiovisual and in collaboration with Centro Comunitario Camino Verde, Casa de las Ideas, and community organizers Don Polo, Alma López, and Tico Orozco.  Participating students and alumni include Victor Albarracin, Claudia Borgna, Estephany Campos, Noé Gaytán, Tonya Ingram, Mario Mesquita, Carol Zou, Carmen Uriarte and Tamarind Rossetti.

 

Opening Reception Nov. 16, 6-9pm

Conversation with students Dec.7 at noon

RSVP recommended: https://opening16nov2013.eventbrite.com/

November 16
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December 07
Exhibition
Ni Chana Ti-Juana
Open to the Public
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November 16 -
December 07
2013-11-16 18:00 2013-12-07 16:00
Exhibition
Ni Chana Ti-Juana
18th St Arts Center
1639 18th St, Santa Monica CA 90404
Open to the Public
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