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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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Transportation

No Car?  No Problem!

There are may different ways to get around the City of Los Angeles  The following is a sampling of transportation choices available to you. 

1. Ask A Friend

2. Rideshare

Uber

Lyft

Sidecar

3. Take the Bus  

Los Angeles MTA offers a trip planner to help you find your way to many locations around the LA Metro area. 

All Otis students are eligible for a Metro TAP card.  See Instructions
This card cost $43.00 per month (45% of the regular monthly cost). 
TAP cards can be used for all buses and trains in Los Angeles. 
To learn more about getting a TAP card, visit the Office of Student Activities in the lower level of Ahmanson Hall.

Local Bus
Santa Monica 3 (The Big Blue Bus)

*This bus information is subject to change. You should check with Big Blue Bus for more information.

4. Use LA Metro

Download the Metro app
 

5.  Call A Taxi.

Yellow Cab Co.  – Los Angeles

LA Checker Cab

Independent Cab Co.
 

6. Daily Car Rental

Zipcar

7. Walk or Ride a Bike. 
There are plenty of places near Otis that can be reached by foot or by bicycle. 

Bike Rental in Marina Del Rey

Spokes-N-Stuff

8. Local public transportation app. for Veterans and all students

Vets Go 511

9. Hopstop (local transit directions throughout the United States)

Hopstop