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    May 30| Academic Dates
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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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Jeffrey Vallance

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Jeffrey Vallance ('81, MFA Fine Arts) 's work engages religious and secular aspects of pop culture in peculiar and particular ways. His process involves integrating and researching individuals and institutions ranging from the King of Tonga at the Royal Palace, to the Nixon Museum or Vatican officials. One of these video projects, Blinky, the Friendly Hen, was a collaboration with Otis classmates Bruce Yonemoto, Tom Recchion and Jim Rygiel.

Born in 1955 in Torrance, California, Vallance works in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, video, performance, and the written word. He is a regular contributor to both the L.A. Weekly and Fortean Times, a newspaper of paranormal experiences. He has had solo exhibitions at museums and galleries around the world, including Daniel Sorano Hall of National Treasure in Dakar, Senegal; Marc Jancou Gallery in Zurich, Switzerland; Emi Fontana Gallery in Milan, Italy; Tasmanian Museum, Australia, the Art Institute of Boston, and the Santa Monica Museum of Art, California. He has also shown his work at The Liberace Museum in Las Vegas and Ron Lee's World of Clowns Museum in Henderson, Nevada. He has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, and was host of MTV's The Cutting Edge. In 1995, Art Issues Press published his book, The World of Jeffrey Vallance: Collected Writings 1978-1994. He is the recipient of a Guggehheim Fellowship, 2004.

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