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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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A Flash Before Our Eyes

Creating a performance garment for Nike is quite an accomplishment. For Otis Fashion Design alumnus Scott Williams it was a global event.

As Nike’s Creative Director of Innovation, Williams was tasked with creating a tracksuit for the US Olympic team at the 2012 London Games. It was the result of twelve years of research, 1,000 hours of wind tunnel testing, and insights from some of the fastest athletes in the world. Using Nike’s revolutionary AeroSwift technology Williams designed a high tech uniform representative of the grandeur and spectacle of the games. The design included reflective patches on the arms and legs that flashed at high speeds, giving spectators an added visual as Sanya Richards-Ross won the 400m gold.

The result was a suit .023 seconds faster than the one used in the 2008 Beijing Games, which may seem small, but medals are won and lost in even smaller increments.

At Otis, fashion design is not surface deep. Here, you’ll learn to think about fashion and garment design from new angles. You’ll see where form truly meets function.

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