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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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During an emergency, information will be available at our

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Our Emergency Website: http://otisemergency.com


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During an emergency, campus officials will work as quickly as possible to provide accurate information through the phone and website listed above.

If you need to report an injury, accident, or emergency situation on campus, dial 911 from a campus phone.  Note:  You do not need to dial 9 first to get an outside line.  If you are calling from a cell phone, a pay phone on campus, or from off-campus, dial 911.  You should also notify Campus Security.

To contact Campus Security dial x6965 from any campus phone.  If you are calling from a cell phone, a pay phone on campus, or from off-campus, dial 1 (310) 665-6965.

Additional Emergency and Campus Safety information for students.

For emergency medical care please use the Facilities recommended by the Office of Student Affairs

If you are a student in crisis and need assistance, please visit the Counseling Services area.

If you are a victim of sexual assault, please visit the Sexual Assault page within the Campus Safety area of Student Affairs.

Important Numbers

Campus Main Number 1 (310) 665-6800
Otis Security Desk 1 (310) 665-6965
Police and Medical 911
Campus Emergency Information Number 1 (888) 751-7523
Student Counseling Services 1 (310) 665-6968
Student Affairs 1 (310) 665-6960


Other Sources of Emergency Information

Centers for Disease Control www.cdc.gov
World Health Organization www.who.int
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health www.publichealth.lacounty.gov
California Department of Public Health www.cdph.ca.gov


Are you prepared for an emergency?  Most of us are not.  The best way to get ready is to follow the recommendations of your local authorities and emergency services. For Otis emergency procedures, please review the Emergency Procedure Handbook (PDF - login may be required).