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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.

  • 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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Continuing Education Course

SEM: 42


Illustrating Children's Books


In this course students explore the steps involved in illustrating a children's book. Through hands-on assignments, lectures, and critiques, students examine aesthetic and technical aspects including text analysis, concept development, character studies, and story boarding. Students create illustrations that harmonize with the text, produce a rough dummy, and create three pieces of full color, resolved illustrations. Also covers how to submit artwork and/or book proposals to art directors and editors, how to market your work and what you can expect in a publishing contract. Suitable for beginning to advanced artistic skills.

Prerequisite: None

First class materials: Note-taking materials. Also, please bring any rough sketches you would like to discuss, as well as a children's book, which has caught your fancy!

Course Details
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
Lab:
Section 1 Illustration
Instructor: Deborah Nourse Lattimore
Meeting Day(s): Monday
Meeting Time(s): 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): September 14, 2015  -  November 16, 2015
No Meeting/Special Note:
Class Size: 16
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Registration
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35264 $435 Add to Cart
Certificate 35265 $475 Add to Cart
Credit 35266 $1320 Add to Cart
16 of 16 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
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