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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


Jewelry Design: Bead Stringing, Knotting, and Wire Wrapping


During this eight-week course students design and create their own jewelry. Basic bead stringing and wire wrapping methods are demonstrated step by step. Course covers stringing, knotting, wire wrapping, French wire, and finishing techniques. Projects include a variety of styles of necklaces bracelets and earrings - from single and multi-strand beaded necklaces with different endings to wire wrapped bead and chain necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

Prerequisite: None

First class materials: One size 3 nylon or silk bead cord with needle attachment; 2 small clam shells; 1 small clasp; 1 6mm to 8mm solid (not cut) jump ring; 2 earring wires; 2 head pins; Beads: 1 strand of 3mm to 5mm beads of your choice; chain nose pliers; needle nose pliers; round nose pliers; thread cutter; wire cutter; tube of cement; knotting tweezers; measuring tape; masking tape; pin vise; bead board (optional). Estimated cost of supplies is approximately $100 (cost of beads and metal varies depending on student's selection.)


There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Meetings: 8
Credit Hours: NC
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