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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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Farrah Karapetian

Farrah Karapetian
Lecturer
Education: 

MFA UCLA; BA Yale

Bio/Affiliation: 

Artist, writer and curator

Solo Exhibitions: Roberts & Tilton; LEADAPRON; Sandroni Rey; Geoffrey Young Gallery; Vincent Price Art Museum

Group Exhibitions: Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena; Torrance Art Museum; Orange County Museum of Art; LA Louver; Diane Rosenstein Fine Art; Royale Projects; El Paso Museum of Art and Centro Cultural Paso del Norte; Centre d’Art Contemporain, Parc Saint-Léger

Reviews: Artforum; The Los Angeles Times; Artforum.com; Whitehot Magazine; Artillery; Huffington Post

Awards: Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program; Center for Cultural Innovation, Investing In Artists Grant, Innovation Category; Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant; Hoyt Scholarship

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