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    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event

    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.

    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.

  • Please join the Digital Media Department for a lecture by  Alina Chau.
    Chau is an Animator, Illustrator and Storyboard artist who has worked with Lucasfilm Animation, Technicolor Interactive Services, and Electronic Arts.  
    Alina Chau received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the animation industry. Her most notable credit is on LucasFilm’s Emmy Award Winning program, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • 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.


OR: A Literary Tabloid

Semi-Annual Tabloid of Literature

Graduate Writing OR Logo is the literary tabloid and publication project of the Otis Graduate Writing program, featuring poetry, fiction, translations, essays, reviews and visual art, from around the world. This issue includes an international array of prose and poetry by Amy Allara, Luigi Ballerini, Nanni Ballestrini, Mariano Baino, Art Beck, Guy Bennett, Neeli Cherkovski, Allesandro DeFrancesco, Ray DiPalma, Marco Giovenale, Dale Herd, Stephen Kessler, David Lloyd, Barbara Maloutas, Giulio Marzaioli, Sarah Maxwell, Douglas Messerli, Beatrice Mousli, Dennis Phillips, Gianluca Rizzo, Giovanna Sandri, Ersi Sotiropoulos, Marjorie Welish and Michele Zaffarano. Cover photography by Gianluca Muratori.

Past issues from 2008 to the present contain new work and translations by Solar Abdoh, Adonis, Jorge Amado, Amiri Baraka, Guy Bennett, Brian Blanchfield, Nani Cagnone, Giorgio Caproni, Gilian Conoley, Bob Crosson, Mohammed Dib, Dolores Dorantes, Ben Ehrenreich, Gilad Elbom, Marco Giovenale, Jen Hofer, Ko Un, Rainer Kunze, John Latta, Laura Moriarty, Ryan Murphy, Raymond Queneau, Elizabeth Robinson, Giovanna Sandri, Standard Schaefer, Ersi Sotiropoulos, Adriano Spatola, Dominic Stansberry, Nathaniel Tarn, Frederic Tuten and Valentino Zeichen, among others.

Graduate Writing OR Logo is free-of-charge, published in an edition of 5,000 copies, and is distributed internationally to individuals, institutions and bookstores. To be added to our mailing list, or to contact us, please contact the editor: pvangel@otis.edu.

Submission Guidelines

Deadline for Fall submission – December 15
Deadline for Spring submission – June 1