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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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Over the past five days, Graduate Public Practice students have held a series of cafe talks
with theorist Stephen Wright, focusing on situations where “social practice” happens
and the words we use to describe it. Starting from the premise that the vocabulary
and even the genealogy of “social practice” has yet to be determined, the conversations,

held in different coffee houses throughout the neighborhood, have focused less on
what social practice “is” than “when” it takes place.  When is the social practiced?
When does a practice become social? Where does it draw its knowledge and inspiration
from? How does it engage with other practices, including the practice of theory?
Please join us for this last conversation, where these same issues will be discussed
and some of the previous days' propositions will be mapped.


House coffee and tamales will be served until supplies last so please arrive on time.
 

 

February
08
Special Event
When is Social Practice?
12:00PM - 3:00PM 18th St Arts Center
Open to the Public
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February
08
2014-02-08 12:00 2014-02-08 15:00
Special Event
When is Social Practice?
12:00PM - 3:00PM | 18th St Arts Center
1657 18th St Santa Monica 90404
Open to the Public
Free Icon