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  • Memorial Day

    May 30| Academic Dates
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    Closed for the Holiday.

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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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Roberta Smith Visiting Critic in FIne Arts

New York TImes Art Critic Nov. 5

New York TImes art critic Roberta Smith will act as Visiting Critic in Fine Arts for fall 2013. She will deliver a lecture open to the public on Nov. 5 at 7:30, at Moss Auditorium, New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica. Otis Fine Arts, Graduate Fine Arts, Santa Monica College Art Department, and the Santa Monica Associates present “ART CRITICISM IN THE EXPANDED FIELD."  She will speak on  the ways criticism has changed due to the effects of the internet, blogging and tweeting on writing "print" criticism for a daily newspaper, as well as the expansion of the art world itself and the kinds of art being made.

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