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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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Jul 30, 2015
Alumni
A team of Digital Media students won the Applied Arts Award in the advertising category. Julie Moon (’15) had been a strong supporter of Love 146, an organization whose goal is “the end... More
Jul 30, 2015
Alumni
Alumnus Joe Sola’s (MFA ’99) recent exhibition A Painted Horse was featured on KCRW's Art Talk. Art Talk's Hunter Drohojowska-Philp writes: Unable to deny my passion for... More
Jul 28, 2015
Alumni
Otis Fashion Design alumna Bao Tranchi (’99) is making the headlines with her fantastic designs. The NY Daily News caught up with her recently to discuss J Lo’s stunning new looks.... More
Jul 27, 2015
Faculty
The 67th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, presented by the Television Academy, was held Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the The Skirball Cultural Center’s Guerin Pavilion in Herscher Hall. Digital... More
Jul 24, 2015
Alumni
Otis alumni have been deeply involved in the preparation for this year’s Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015. Renowned muralist and Otis alumnus Kent Twitchell (’77, MFA) was... More
Jul 24, 2015
Faculty
LA-based artist Larry Johnson once referred to himself as an ‘editor’, claiming: ‘My job… is to cram a big story into a small space. The idea is to maximise the attention... More

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