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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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Life at Playa Del Oro

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Life at Playa Del Oro

Playa del Oro Apartments, home to the Otis Student Housing Program, is in one of Southern California’s most desirable communities and only two blocks from Main Campus. Owned and operated by Decron Properties, the contemporary design creates a light and airy feel. Nestled in a dynamic canopy of lush flowers, trees and tropical plants are a spa, sparkling pool with barbeques, a fitness center, and a resident lounge.  Nearby are restaurants, shops, and beaches.
Each furnished two-bedroom unit has two baths, modern kitchens with built in appliances, resident-controlled entry and access, parking, access to pool and Jacuzzi, and fitness center. Students participate in programming (i.e. seminars, workshops, events) and have access to on-site staff.
The Coordinator of Residence Life and Housing oversees trained Resident Assistants who reside in each apartment unit, providing supervision for the first-year residents.

(subject to change anually)
Double Room Occupancy: $4,950.00 per semester
Single Room Occupancy: $9,900.00 per semester
Refundable Security/Damage Deposit: $550.00

Included are:

  • Apartment Unit
  • Fully Furnished Rooms
  • Utilities: i.e. gas, water, electricity
  • Cable TV and Wireless Internet
  • The Playa Del Oro Amenities
  • Parking Space
  • Proximity to Otis
  • Resident Assistant Supervision
  • Community Programming

 


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