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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 Faculty

Susan Cambigue-Tracey

Susan Cambigue-Tracey, BS in Physical Education/Dance Major, University of California, Los Angeles; General Secondary California Teaching Credential; and Post-baccalaureate studies in Child Development, UCLA. Ms. Cambigue-Tracey has 49 years experience as a nationally recognized dance artist and educator, arts administrator, Hatha Yoga teacher, and Arts curriculum writer. She is a past Director of Curriculum and Teaching Artist Development for The Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County. During her 15 years at the Music Center her key role was to write integrated arts curriculum and train teaching artists to conduct both student workshops and professional development for classroom teachers. Additional experience includes Performing Tree (15 years) and Galef Institute (5 years). She was a part of the TCAP Leadership Academy (2 years) and a member of the dance team for The California Arts Project (TCAP) at California State University, Northridge (3 years). Additional teaching experience includes 15 years as dance faculty Loyola Marymount University. She is currently a facilitator for “Arts for All” and the Music Center and Co-Director for The I.D.E.A.Works!, which focuses on quality arts education professional development and facilitation.

2015 Fall Session course(s) instructed by Susan Cambigue-Tracey: