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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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Elise Preiss

Elise Preiss
Lecturer
Bio/Affiliation: 

MFA (Metal and jewelry)
California State University Long Beach

BFA (Product Design)
Otis College of Art and Design

BS (Sales and Marketing)
Notre Dame du Sacre Coeur, France

Elise Preiss is an alumnus of Product Design, graduating in ’08 and receiving her MFA from University of California Long Beach. Her work has increasingly gained recognition and awards. A maker at heart she works in a variety of medium, while maintaining an active practice as freelance design consultant for corporate clients. She currently focuses on mastering the ancient art of enameling, and its potential merging with contemporary technologies. Her Enameling work has been exhibited at various venues across the United States including the Metal Museum in Memphis, Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft, as well as The Carnagie in Covington KY.

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