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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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Heather Libonati

Heather Libonati
Senior Lecturer
Education: 

MFA (Theatre Design), California Institute of Arts; BA (Theatre), Loyala University

Bio/Affiliation: 

Architectural Lighting Designer

AWARDS/HONORS: 
  • Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Award of Merit 2013, Project Community, Maplewood, MN—Interior Lighting Design
  • Lumen West Award of Merit 2013, Project Community, Maplewood, MN
  • Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Award of Merit 2011, Giant Group, Shanghai, PRC—Interior Lighting Design
  • Lumen West Award of Merit 2011, Giant Group, Shanghai, PRC—Interior Lighting Design
  • Lumen West Award of Merit 2011, The Plant, San Francisco, CA—Interior Lighting Design
  • Lumen West Award of Merit 2009, Tesla Motors, Los Angeles, CA—Interior Lighting Design
  • GSA Design Award, Honor Award 2008, Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse, Eugene, Oregon
  • Lumen West Award of Merit 2008, Pearl Theater, Las Vegas, NV—Interior Lighting Design
  • Lumen West Award of Merit 2008, “Love” Theater, Las Vegas, NV—Interior Lighting Design
  • Lumen West Award of Merit 2007, Cincinnati Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH—Interior and Exterior Lighting Design
  • Lumen West Award of Excellence 2006, CalTrans District 7 Headquarters, Los Angeles, CA—Exterior Lighting Design
  • Lumen West Award of Merit 2006, CalTrans District 7 Headquarters, Los Angeles, CA—Interior and Energy categories
  • Lumen West Award of Excellence 2003, Los Angeles City Hall, Los Angeles, CA
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