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  • Memorial Day

    May 30| Academic Dates
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    Closed for the Holiday.

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  • Campus Closed for the Holiday.

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  • 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
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    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.

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Melissa Clark

Melissa Clark
Senior Lecturer, English
Education: 
MA (English) UC Davis; BFA (Professional Writing) Emerson College
Bio/Affiliation: 

Creator of animated television series "Braceface" and writer for "Rolie Polie Olie", "Totally Spies", and "Sweet Valley High" among others. Currently completing her second novel, Imperfect

Melissa has been teaching part-time at Otis since Fall 2007.  

PUBLICATIONS:  
Swimming Upstream, Slowly published in 2006 by Broadway Books/Random House
Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist