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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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Decisions
 

All graduate admission decisions are made by the faculty. Candidates are notified in writing once decisions have been made. Please see application deadlines and additional information below,

GRADUATE
Writing
For Entry During
Fall and Spring
Term
Notified on a Rolling Basis
Faculty will review fall or spring applications on a rolling basis as they become complete. Candidates will be notified promptly as decisions are made.
     
GRADUATE
Fine Arts
For Entry During
Fall Term
Notified in Early March
Faculty will review complete fall applications after the January 15 deadline. Candidates will be notified of the decisions by early March. Applications completed after January 15 will be considered on a space-available basis.
For Entry During
Spring Term
Notified in Early December
Faculty will review complete fall applications after the November 1 deadline. Candidates will be notified of the decisions by early December. Applications completed after November 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.
     
GRADUATE
Public
Practice
For Entry During
Fall Term Only
Notified in Early March
Faculty will review complete fall applications after the January 15 deadline. Candidates will be notified of the decisions by early March. Applications completed after January 15 will be considered on a space-available basis.
     
GRADUATE
Graphic
Design
For Entry During
Summer Term
Only
Notified in Early March
Faculty will review complete fall applications after the January 15 deadline. Candidates will be notified of the decisions by early March. Applications completed after January 15 will be considered on a space-available basis.

 

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