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  • Memorial Day

    May 30| Academic Dates
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    Closed for the Holiday.

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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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Jessica Minckley

Jessica Minckley
Senior Lecturer
Teaches In
Education: 

MFA Otis College 
Mountain School of Art
BFA, Painting 
Minor in Creative Writing, Otis College
Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art (RISD), Brittany, France

Bio/Affiliation: 

Nationally and locally exhibited artist, curator and writer, also teaches at Santa Monica Community College

Reviewed in The Los Angeles Times, Artforum.com, the Huffington Post, Artillery Magazine, Notes on Looking

AWARDS/HONORS: 

The Saul and Sally Fifer-Bernstein/friends of Joe Mugnaini Award for works on paper

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS/EXHIBITIONS:  

University of Southern California, Los Angeles; Light & Wire Gallery; Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles; Long Beach City College, Long Beach; Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena; Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock; L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist