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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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Question:  How do I burn a data CD/DVD on the Mac using Toast?

Answer:

  1. Open Toast then click the Data tab.
  2. Under Disc options Check Mac & PC.
  3. With the Data tab selected, select and drag files or folder from any location on your hard disk to the Data content area.
  4. When you are finished organizing your files and folder in the Data content area you are ready to record it to a recordable CD or DVD by pressing the Red Button.
Question: How do I copy a CD/DVD using Toast?

Open Toast then Click the Copy tab . 2, Click the red Record button. 3, When prompted, insert a blank disc into the recorder.

Question: How do I make a DVD-Video from a VIDEO_TS folder using Toast 6? orCan you make a DVD-Video that plays on a set-top DVD player or in a Macintosh or Windows computer from an already-authored Video_TS folder content?
  1. Open Toast then Click the Data tab then Click the Disc Settings button (or the disc title). The Disc settings drawer opens.
  2. Click Advanced, then select the DVD-Rom (UDF) option.
  3. Click the New Disc button (If you skip this step your disc won't play).
  4. Drag a VIDEO_TS folder to the Data content area.
  5. Click the red Record button.
  6. When prmpted, insert a disc into the currently selected recorder.
Question: How do I make a DVD-Video from a VIDEO_TS folder using Toast 7?
  1. Click the Video tab.
  2. Click the Formats tab in the left drawer and choose DVD-Video from VIDEO_TS.
  3. Now drag and drop a VIDEO_TS folder into the Content Area. Toast will automatically add AUDIO_TS folder to the disc at burn time for improved compatibility.
  4. IF your VIDEO_TS folder is over 4.37 GB then choose Fit-to-DVD video compression.
  5. Click the red Record button and that will open up a window and click Eject.
  6. Insert a blank DVD, specify how many copies you need, and press burn.