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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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Continuing Education Course

SEM: 42


iPads in the Classroom: A Creative Visual Arts Tool


This one-day workshop introduces teachers to the creative potential of the iPad for both instructors and students. Create digital works of art by downloading and operating free to low-cost user-friendly art applications (apps) that provide access to virtual art materials including digital crayons, markers, and paint. Explore the basics -- opening a new file, using the various drawing/painting tools, saving, accessing, and emailing artwork files; and more complex operations -- working with layers, expanded color pallets, multiple brushes featuring opacity and size controls, image transformation options, and text inclusion. Covers step-by-step instruction in utilizing the iPAd as a tool for tutorial creation, project documentation, and visual presentation. Ideal for classroom teachers who wish to engage students creatively, introduce basic art techniques, and incorporate student artwork into classroom projects.


First class materials: iPad (with charger and fully charged), personal iTunes account, Apple ID and password, $20 available on credit card or debit card for apps purchases, stylus recommended

Prerequisite: none


There are no sections for this course for this semester.
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Credit Hours: .5CEU
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