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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.

  • 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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Faculty Member Kate Johnson Wins Emmy

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 Media faculty member Kate Johnson won an Emmy for the category of Arts and Culture/History for the documentary “Mia, A Dancer’s Journey.”

KCRW on Digital Media Faculty Kate Johnson’s “EVERYWHERE in BETWEEN”

Bergamot Station: The Night to Remember

By Edward Goldman

Faculty Member Kate Johnson Nominated for Emmy

The Television Academy today announced 156 nominations in 46 categories for the 67th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards. Digital Media faculty member Kate Johnson has been nominated for the category of Arts and Culture/History for her documentary “Mia, A Dancer’s Journey.”
 

Otis Ranks in the Top 25 Percent of Game Design Schools

Animation Career Review has ranked Otis College in the top 25 percent of game design schools in the U.S. The online resource provided the following rankings of Otis on their lists for 2015 game design school rankings:
 
#34 nationally (top 25 percent)
 
#22 among private schools and colleges   
 
#9 on the West Coast
 

Digital Media Faculty Member Michael Wright on LACMA Unframed

Then and Now: Museum Education at LACMA

 

Otis Ranks in the Top 15 Percent of Animation Schools

Otis Ranks in the Top 15 Percent of Animation Schools

Animation Career Review has ranked Otis College in the top 15 percent of animation schools in the U.S. The online resource provided the following rankings of Otis on their lists for 2015 animation school rankings:

#37 nationally (top 15% of schools considered)

#29 nationally among private schools and colleges   

#13 on the West Coast

 

Students Win First Place at L.A. American Advertising Awards

Last night, two Digital Media students, Julie Moon and Angela Wong, won the first place gold award in the student competition for the Online Advertising category at the Los Angeles American Advertising Awards, also known as the LA Addy’s. 

Digital Media Faculty Kate Johnson’s Film Reviewed in the NY Times

A Daughter’s Promise, a Mother’s Story

‘Mia, a Dancer’s Journey,’ at Film Festival in New York
By Gia Kourlas
 
Shortly before Mia Slavenska died in 2002, Maria Ramas, her daughter, made a promise: to tell her story. “She had spent many years feeling, as many artists do who outlive their fame and their time of creativity, that the dance world wouldn’t remember her and her contribution,” Ms. Ramas said in an interview. “It was really difficult for her to make peace with that.”
 

Faculty Kate Johnson’s Film at Camera Film Festival

“Mia, A Dancer’s Journey” co-directed, produced, and edited by Adjunct Professor of Digital Media Kate Johnson will be presented at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Dance on Camera film festival on Jan 31st. After the screening, Johnson and her co-director Maria Ramas will participate in a Q & A.
 

Digital Media Faculty Kate Johnson's PBS Documentary Premiere

Kate Johnson, Adjunct Professor of Digital Media, co-directed, produced, and edited the feature documentary, "Mia, A Dancer's Journey,” which will be broadcast on Thursday, November 20th at 7 and 9 p.m. on PBS SoCal and on PBS stations nationally in 2015.
 

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