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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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Minority Students

Name: Accredited Schools Online

Website: More Details at http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/college-scholarships-for-minority-students/

 

Name: The Gates Millennium Scholarship

Amounts:  Awards can range in amounts but could include full cost of attendance if no other aid is received.

Website: More Details at www.gmsp.org

Deadline: Dec & Jan

 

Name: Hispanic Scholarship Fund CollegeScholarship Program

Amount (estimated): Various scholarships

Website: www.hsf.net

 

Name: La Unidad Latina Foundation, inc.
Amount (estimated):

Website: www.foundation.launidadlatina.org

Deadline: Oct 15 & Feb 15

 

Name: League of United Latin American Citizens Scholarship Fund
Amount (estimated):

Website: www.lulac.org/programs/scholar.html

 

Name: Hispanic College Fund
Amount (estimated):

Website: http://www.hispanicfund.org/scholarships.php

 

Name: Salvadoran-American Leadership and Educational Fund - Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship Fund
Amount (estimated):

Website: www.salef.org

 

Name: Scholarships for Hispanics
Amount (estimated):

Website: www.scholarshipsforhispanics.org

 

Name: Straightforward Media Minority Scholarship
Amount (estimated):

Website: www.straightforwardmedia.com/minority/

 

Name: United Negro College Fund
Amount (estimated):

Website: www.uncf.org/scholarship

 

Name: Korean American Scholarship Foundation
Amount (estimated): $

Website: www.kasf.org

 

Name: Jewish Free Loan Association
Amount (estimated): $2000 undergrad & $2500 graduate (This is an interest free loan)

Website: www.jfla.org