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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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A/L/I Lecture by Katherine Spitz

Landscape Architect and Architect

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors' annual lecture series consists of three lectures by architects, designers and/or critics working in one, each, of the department's three fields, plus another lecture by an internationally based practitioner.

Landscape Architect and Architect, Katherine Spitz, spoke on October 20, 2011. As Principal of Katherine Spitz Associates, Inc., Katherine participates in all stages of project development, from design through project management and construction administration. Trained as a painter and licensed as an Architect, Landscape Architect, and LEED AP, she brings a strong sense of rigor combined with creative aesthetics to each project. Katherine is particularly interested in applying the experiential qualities of landscape to the civic realm. Her background and experience in the fine arts and horticulture is extensive, allowing her to develop landscape designs that are truly interdisciplinary. Katherine's involvement with landscape design and horticulture began in 1974, working with the Barnitz Nursery in Santa Barbara and for the United States Forest Service in the Los Padres National Forest. From this involvement, she developed an appreciation for the exotic plant materials of the horticultural world and for the native drought-tolerant plants of Southern California.