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  • Memorial Day

    May 30| Academic Dates
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    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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Siri Kaur

Siri Kaur
Associate Professor
Bio/Affiliation: 

MFA (Photography) Cal Arts; MA (Italian Studies) Smith Coll/Universita’ di Firenze, Florence; BA Smith Coll
Portland Museum of Art’s Biennial Purchase Prize

Solo exhibitions:Blythe Projects and USC’s 3001 galleries in L.A.

Group exhibitions: Torrance Museum of Art, California Institute of Technology, and UCLA’s Wight Biennial

Reviews in Artforum, art ltd., The L.A. Times, and The Washington Post

Public collections: National Gallery in WDC and the Univ of Maine

AWARDS/HONORS: 

2016 Excellence in Teaching Award, Otis College of Art + Design

Otis Faculty Development Grants: Spring 2013

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist