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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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Continuing Education Course

SEM: 42


Intermediate Photography


A course for the student who wishes to improve and perfect general photographic skills and achieve a greater understanding of equipment, materials, darkroom techniques, and procedures as they all apply to aspects of photography. Topics include metering and exposures, lenses and filters, depth of field, camera formats and films. Intermediate darkroom skills for pushing/ pulling film, printing difficult images, and final presentation options are demonstrated and discussed. Explorations in styles and content, practical experiments in shooting common and unusual situations, changing print effect through paper choices and darkroom techniques. Emphasis is placed on developing both the technical and creative aspects of photography. Students are guided in developing their own individual direction and photographic concepts, and complete a self-guided project. Class includes reading assignments, critiques, and slide presentations of historical and contemporary photography.

Prerequisite: Introduction to B/W Darkroom.

First class materials: TBD

Course Details
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
Lab: $35
Section 1 Photography
Instructor: Ave Pildas
Meeting Day(s): Saturday
Meeting Time(s): 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): September 12, 2015  -  November 14, 2015
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Class Size: 14
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Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Registration
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35408 $435 Add to Cart
Certificate 35409 $475 Add to Cart
Credit 35410 $1320 Add to Cart
14 of 14 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
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