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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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Yael Samuel

Yael Samuel
Adjunct Assistant Professor, English
Education: 

MA (English) CSUDH

Bio/Affiliation: 

Published in Nashim: Women in the Visual Arts: “Meredith Monk: Between Time and Timelessness in Book of Days". Artists’ books text editor and production associate for Edition JS, including works by Marina Abromovic’, Guillermo Kuitca, Gabriel Orozco, Meredith Monk, Miroslaw Balka, Dan Graham, Andrea Zittel, and Chris Burden. 10,000 Kites Executive Director, a 2004-5 project est. in 1998 by Israeli and Palestinian artists and educators to encourage dialogue through mutual artistic creations. 

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

AWARDS/HONORS: 

Otis Faculty Development Grants: Fall 2015, Spring 2011

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist