• Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures

    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.


  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event

    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.


  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures

    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.



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Large private master bedroom suite (non-furnished) w/private bath.  Non-smoker preferred to share large 2 bedroom apt. in security gated building in Playa del Rey.  Lovely courtyard, quiet low key neighbors.  Coin-op washer/dryer.  Can be funished (extra) or unfurnished.  Close to OTIS, LOYOLA, LAX, grocery stores, public transportation, coffee shops.  Walk to beach.  Asking $1,350/month - available immediately.  Contact Jessica at

Room for Rent (in a house): Looking to rent a back house room starting in September.  Rent is $1130 a month including utilities.  It's a big room (360) square ft) so great for two people if you'd like to split rent.  You can contact me, Anna, at to get pictures or come by and see the room.  The house is located about two blocks from OTIS.  The main house has a kitchen, washer, dryer, dishwasher, and two bathrooms.  We also have a backyard and garage with storage space and one cute little cat. Four of us LMU alumni live in the main house.  We're a pretty chill bunch and mostly watch movies most of the time.  Please email me if you're interested or have any other questions! Location: 7233 W. 90th St., Los Angeles, CA 90045 Available: Sept. 1st Contact: Anna at


Room for Rent: in Playa del Rey - fully furnished and private bath.  Walking distance to Otis and the beach.  Rent includes utilities and monthly professional cleaning.  Pool, spa and laundry facilities on site.  $1,200 per month. I would be open to two students (room is furnished with twin beds and has two closets) at $700 each.  Please contact Emma at (310) 420-1485 if you would like to see pictures.  Available immediately.

4BR/4BA with 2 houge living rooms and a spacious kitchen: Hello, I'm an Otis Grad, young female working professional looking for a housemate.  This is a property I've lived in when I attended Otis.  The other 2 rooms are occupied by 2 recent male grads.  We are all in archtecture and we like to build stuff around the house on our free time.  This gated community is off the 105 freeway near SpaceX in Hawthorne, approx. 10-15 mins from school, you should have a car to get to school.  We split all utilities except HOA and trash fees which are paid for.  Our last room available is $900 with parking google "zillow 10426 Lemoli Ave Unit A Hawthorne."  This listing is a mirrored unit next door.  It looks pretty much the same only with carpet.  One of the roommates just brought in a washer/dryer and plans on leaving it here for the rest of the lease but if in any case he needs to return it to his family, there is a laundromat 2 mins from the house too.  There is a small rear and side yard where we will soon start a garden and sme furniture porjects . Pleas text/call Annie at (909) 938-8385.  Thank you.

Apartment Room for Rent: Are you looking for a very cheap place to live near Otis? We have a  two bedroom apartment at Parkwest.  You'll be sharing a big, spacious living room with me.  It's not bad at all!  it's actually very convenient!  The cost will be about at most $300 for each of us.  Please let me know if you're interested!  Contact: Yeeun Kang at

Looking for Roommate: I will be an Otis student this fall and I'm looking to roommate with a female who lives in a walking distance from the school.  I am female, clean, quiet, and don't party.  Please let me know ASAP as school is approaching. $1,000 per month - Can move-in 8/20/16 Contact Ihdaa at:

Looking for a female roommate for the upcoming school year to share a room with at Parkwest.  Rent is $650 but can be lowered if enough people are found.  No parties, drugs or pets.  The apartment will be available on Aug. 29. You can contact Carolina at

5  roommates needed for a single family mini-compound 2 miles from Otis (off of Manchester in Westchester) Available 8/6/16 Contact: Shirley Hill at

4 ed. 2 bath main house with a laundry room + a 1 bed, 1 bath full Guest House in backyard - both units include all appliances and are lightly furnished but with no beds.  Both units rented together for a total of $5,600, owner PAID UTILITIES and gardner.  This can average $1075 per person in the main house depending on how you divide the rents up between all the roommates, that's up to you.  The (low) estimated market value of the Guest House Apartment is $1200 for the person who desires more privacy (and their own full kitchen) while staying close to friends in main house.  Since this is one Master Lease for the whole property, and not rented by the individual or by the room, a student treasurer or parent should pay the owner by one check each month for the grand total of $5600.  So if you're responsible, gather your roommate group and get ready to enjoy some independent living.  Come view this roomy property in a quiet residential neighborhood with plenty of parking - we have a double wide driveway.  Open house 103p.m. on Tuesday, 7/19 and Friday, 7/22 by appointment, call to schedule: 310-454-4529 (location: Manchester & Sepulveda)  Available 8/6/16

Room for Rent: Hello! I am an Otis sophomore looking for a room to rent during the upcoming school year.  I am clean, quiet, responsible, and friendly.  I love cats and video games.  I don't smoke, drink or party, but I do like hosting movie marathons.  $900/mo. or less to begin August 1st - 15th; you can email Chelsea at

Apartment for Rent: This is a free standing, 1 bedroom unit with washer/dryer hookups, full kitchen, wood floors and lots of light above a two car garage/artist studio space with its own bathroom.  The unit is accessed by a private gated driveway with parking for two cars.  In addition to a patio space and large fenced lawn are located behind the unit. Date available, 7/15/16; location: Inglewood - cost $1,800.  Contact Ginny at

4BR/4BA: Hello, I am an Otis graduate looking for 3 roommates.  This is a property I've lived in when I attended Otis.  This gated community is off the 105 fwy near SpaceX in Hawthorne, approx. 10-15 mins from school.  I occupy the master suite but also open to swapping with anyone who wants it.  We will split all utilities.  Master suite with jacuzzi, shower, balcony & parking - $1100; room #2 with parking - $900; room #3 with parking - $900; rooom #4 with street parking - $800.  It is available July 2, 2016.  If thie link doesn't work, please Google "zillow 14026 Lemoli Ave Unit A Hawthorne."  This listing is a mirrored unit next door.  It looks pretty much the same only with carpet.  Please tex/call Annie at (909) 938-8385.  Thank you.

House for Rent: I have a beautiful 1400 sq foot two bedroom, one bathroom home in the heart of downtown Inglewood.   The house has hardwood floors throughoutt, original built-ins, TONS of storage, off street parking in the back to two behind a gate, on site washer and dryer in the garage in the backyard, backyard patio, drought tolerant landscaping, lemon tree, and natural light.  The house is about 10-15 minute drive to LMU, LAX, and Otis and has easy access via the 405 (a give minute drive to closest on ramp) or 110 (a ten minute drive to the closest on ramp) to the South Bay, Culver City/Mid City, Downtown, and Santa Monica/Venice.  The neighborhood is super quiet, tons of off street parking, and is in the midst of a revival with the Rams coming to Inglewood and  train line.  Ralphs, Vons, Starbucks, Walgreen, CVS, the Three Weavers Brewery, Planet Fitness, Fiesta Martin, Orleans and York are all about a 2-5 minute drive away. Kitchen - original kitchen with large fridge, large pantry, and attached "breakfast room".  I currently use this "breakfast room" as an office but it could easily be a yoga/art/create space or guest room, etc.  The kitchen also has a "mud room" off to the side which includes the backdoor to the backyard and driveway.  The "mud room" has two closets and storage above them.  Bathroom - large artsy and modern bathroom with large blue tile floor, glass shower/bath, two windows, free standing sink, cabinet above toilet.  Living room - This room opens up to the dining room with an archway and includes a fireplace that hasn't been used to date and two built-in bookshelves with lots of natural light. Dining room - this opens up to the living room and also has lots of natural light and built-in buffett. The living room and dining room are like one large room separated by an archway.  When you walk through the front door, you are in both rooms.  Hallway - has both a linen closet and coat closet.  Master bedroom - large master bedroom with original built-in dressing area, closet, and extra storage room off to the side.  Other bedroom: walk-in closet, two windows Contact: Roxanne at


Room for Rent: I live in a condo in Playa del Rey.  I am a professional female designer who works in television and film.  Bedroom with full suze closet and your own private beautiful bathroom.  The complex has a gym, a heated pool and spa.  You can walk to campus from my place.  There is also on site laundry and underground parking.  Looking to rent for $1,000/month.  I prefer a female, no smoking, clean quite student.  Contact: Cynthia at

Need Housing: I am a second year graduate student looking for housing. Preferably in Westchester/Inglewood or within 10-20 min drive from Otis.  Contact Regis by text: (330) 338-8381

My name is Elvis and I will be attending the Otis summer program and I'm looking for a place to stay for a month for around $700 to $900 dollars.  If anyone has a place or would like to room together for the month, please email me. Thank you. Contact Elvis at

Room for Rent: A professional female looking to share my large, light, bright, clean, furnished townhouse  Private furnished bedroom and bath.  Tempur-pedic queen bed.  A view of the wetlands from the bedroom.  Pool outside the front door.  Walk to the ocean, shops (across from the Waterside Shopping Center), restaurants, movie theaters, bus and bike path.  Washer/dryer, internet, wifi.  $1550 a month includes all utilities and once a month housekeeping service. Marina del Rey Contact Renee at 310.650.8112

Room for Rent: Room available in cozy Westchester pool house with shared kitchen/bath/yard in a peaceful, relaxed respectful home share with Mother and her 12 year old son. Cost $850 - available July 1st Contact Maggie at

House for Rent: 4BR/4BA - Hello, I am an Otis graduate looking for 3 roommates.  This is a property I've lived in when I atended Otis.  I am a young working porfessional female so I prefer female roommates.  This gated community is very close to the 105 freeway and SpaceX in Hawthorne, approx. 10-15 mins from school.  High ceiling townhouse with 2 living rooms, a kitchen with ample amount of storage and a back yard.  The rooms here are very sunny and spacious.  I occupy the master suite but also pe to swapping with anyone who wants it.  We will split all utilities.  Master suite with jacuzzi, shower, balcony & parking - $1100 Room #2 with parking - $900 Room #3 with parking - $900 Room #4 with street parking - $800.  Rooms are available July 2, 2016.  Please text/call Annie at  (909) 938-8385.  Thank you.

Hey! I'm looking for 2 female roommates to live with me and my roommates in a place near school starting this fall.  We are currently looking for 2BR 2B apartment in Park West, and we need 2 more people to split the cost.  If you are interested, feel free to contact me any time!!! :) Contact: April @ (714) 882-0759.

Hello! I am a male student looking for a room or roommate while in the summer program at Otis from July 4 – July 30. Willing to pay from $700 to $900 for the month. It is my first time in the city. My name is Elvis and I am 19 and this will be my first time in the city. I am looking forward to this experience! Please contact me by calling 530-354-5561 or emailing at (posted 6/10/2016)

Need Roommates: Hey! I'm looking for 2 female roommates to live with me and my roommate in a place near school starting this fall.  We are currently looking for 2BR 2B apartment in Park West, and we need 2 more people to split cost.  if you are interested, feel free to contact me at anytime!!!

Need roommate: Hey everyone!  I'll be a junior this fall semester and I'm wondering if anyone needs a girl roomie?  Im super clean, organized, I don't smoke (can't really be around it either), I respect other people's personal space and I'm really fun to hang out with :)  My budget is between $500 to around $800.  My number is (213) 359-9501 and my email is, oh and preferably Park West =) (I'll be in New York over the summer so I wouldn't be able to move in until late July/early August-ish)  Contact: Cheyenne (posted 4/8/16)

For Rent: 2nd floor two bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment in Playa del Rey, 3 minutes from Otis.  Please consider this unique space only if you are quiet, considerate, and respectful since the apartment is above a family home (landlord).  The apartment has a private entrance, a beautiful deck overlooking the butterfly preserve, and is walking distance to the beach.  We prefer 2 students to split the $2,225 rent but will consider additional roommates. Unfurnished, date available: June 1.  Contact: Bonnie at (posted 4/8/16)

Category: Looking For Housing
Brief Description: Hi! I am currently a Junior in ARLI. I am looking for a place near school, walking distance is great. Price range is till $900 Please feel free to message me anytime!

Category: For Rent
Type: Room
Brief Description: Private Room Available at Parkwest *Across from Otis
Private bath, closet, on site laundry, pools, hot tubs, and gym.
Kitchen has cooking items already, and living room is furnished (but has room for your items).
Great place to live with no commute to school! Near the beach, grocery store, restaurants, banks, and Otis.
Pets ok, smoking ok, people over is ok, but cleanliness is needed. Make or female wanted, friendly and responsible.
Rent: $1,195/month
Please text: (415) 420-7397
Furninshed: No
Location: Westchester
Date Available: Immediately
Cost: $1,195.00

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