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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.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • 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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Scholarships for High School 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: The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Amount (estimated): $10,000 (Two students for Otis)

Website: www.artandwriting.org  Starts September

Deadline: Check website

Category: Portofio

 

Name: CAAE Emerging Young Artists Awards

Amount (estimated): $20,000

Website: www.artsed411.org/projects/eya.stm

Deadline: Check website

Category: Essay

 

Name: Coca-Cola Scholars

Amount (estimated): $20,000

Website: www.coca-colascholarships.org/

Deadline: October 31

Category: Essay

 

Name: American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Contest
Amount (estimated): $2,000

Website: www.afsascholarship.org/

Deadline: April 13

Category: Essay

 

Name: Mahatma Rice Scholarship
Amount (estimated): $2,000

Website: www.mahatmarice.com/scholarship/

Deadline: February 15

Category: Essay

 

Name: Texas History Essay Contest

(Open to all high school seniors)
Amount (estimated): $3,000

Website: www.srttexas.org/essay.html

Deadline: February 1

Category: Essay

 

Name: The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
Amount (estimated): $40,000

Website: http://www.jewishla.org/pages/brawerman

Deadline: February 17

Category: Application