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  • Design Week 2016

    Otis will host international talent, for its 5th annual Design Week, a series of week-long intensive design workshops with students, faculty, and visiting artists and designers.

    Theme: “GAME ON!”

    June 12 – 17, 2016.
    Public Lecture:

    June 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm.
    Goldsmith Campus

    9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
    Free Admission and Parking

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  • Campus Closed for the Holiday.

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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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Continuing Education Course



Compressed Forms: Slice of Memoir, Flash Fiction, or Poetry


Learn to distill language and generate narrative urgency to create dynamic compressed forms of expression. Less is more! Formats options include: 6 word memoir, slice of memoir or vignette(s), stand-alone chapters, short fiction, brief fiction, flash fiction, postcard story, novella, prose poem, concrete/visual poetry, and more… Focus remains as always on voice and story, but with attention to word choice, syntax and rhythm. This course serves as a perfect introduction to Creative Writing or an ideal way for intermediate/advanced students to take their long form writing to a new level. Final project may be a collection of compressed form pieces or selected chapters for a book length memoir or novel in progress.

Prerequisite: None

First class materials: Notebook

Course Details
Course Code: XWRT6409
Meetings: 5
Credit Hours: 1
Lab:
Section 1 Writing
Instructor: Martha Fuller
Meeting Day(s): Wednesday
Meeting Time(s): 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): June 08, 2016  -  July 06, 2016
No Meeting/Special Note:
Class Size: 16
Meeting Room:
Location: Skirball Cultural Center
Registration
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 25360 $225 Add to Cart
14 of 16 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on courses $435 or more (ends at Open House).
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