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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 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
Jul 20, 2015
Alumni
The California Community Foundation (CCF) has named 22 emerging and mid-career Los Angeles County artists as recipients of the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists (FVA), with a total of $385,000 in... More
Jul 17, 2015
Alumni
This Photographer Takes Selfies With Complete Strangers By Josh Raab   For two months now, photographer Nathan Fitch has been taking selfies with complete strangers, uploading them to... More
Jul 17, 2015
Alumni
Alumna Edith Beaucage (’10 MFA) recently exhibited her show ““Chill Bivouac Rhymes” at CB1 Gallery, garnering reviews from the L.A. Times and the Huffington Post.   In... More
Jul 15, 2015
Faculty
Bergamot Station: The Night to Remember By Edward Goldman For the last 20 years, Bergamot Station has been one of the most adventurous places to get a taste of contemporary art in Los Angeles.... More
Jul 14, 2015
Alumni
8 Emerging Artists to Watch Right Now By Maxwell Williams   Kour Pour AGE: 27 MEDIUM: Towering acrylic paintings that reinterpret historical artifacts like Persian rugs, embroidered... More

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