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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.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • 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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Question: How do I set up Apple Mail to send and receive e-mail from my Gmail account?

 

Follow these steps in Gmail:

  1. Log into your Gmail account.
  2. Click 'Settings' at the top right corner.
  3. Click 'Forwarding and POP' in the orange 'Mail Settings' box.
  4. Select 'Enable POP for all mail' or 'Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on'.
  5. Choose the action you would like your Gmail messages to take after they are accessed with POP.
  6. Click 'Save Changes'

Then follow these steps in Apple Mail:

  1. Open Apple Mail.
  2. Click 'Mail,' and select 'preferences...'
  3. Open the 'Accounts' and click the plus sign (+) along the bottom to add a new account.
  4. Enter 'pop.gmail.com' in the 'Incoming Mail Server' field.
  5. Enter your Gmail user name (including '@gmail.com') in the 'User Name' field.
  6. Enter your Gmail password in the 'Password' field.
  7. Select 'Add Server...' from the pop-up labeled 'Outgoing Mail Server,' and enter 'smtp.gmail.com' in the 'Outgoing Mail Server' field.
  8. Enter '587' in the 'Server port' field.
  9. Check the box next to 'Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).'
  10. Select 'Password' next to 'Authentication:' and enter your Gmail username (including '@gmail.com) and Gmail password.
  11. Click 'OK.'
  12. Click 'Advanced' and check the box next to 'Use SSL.' (The port changes to '995.')

Close the window and click Save changes if you are prompted.

Question: What is SMTP?

Answer - Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP) is the network protocol used to send email across the Internet