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  • Memorial Day

    May 30| Academic Dates
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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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Jean-Marie Venturini

Jean-Marie Venturini
Instructional Designer
Education: 

MS (Instructional Design and Technology) CSU Fullerton - pending spring 2016; MFA (Creative Writing: Fiction) Otis College of Art and Design; BA (Classics and Classical Civilizations) Loyola Marymount University

Bio/Affiliation: 

She currently teaches English 107 Writing in the Digital Age and ENGL 202/400 The Time Travel Narratives. She is currently seeking publication for two children's books and a historical novel. 

 

AWARDS/HONORS: 

She has received multipe Otis CASA awards.

CLIENTS/EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:  

Jean-Marie has been teaching part-time at Otis since Fall 2005.

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