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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.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • 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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Housing

Otis housing Playa del Oro
Going away to college allows academic, personal and social growth. Otis is a place of self-discovery where students belong to a community that supports diversity, individuality, and artistic creativity. Where students live is critical to the quality of their college experience. In the Otis Student Housing Program you will participate in fun and interactive programs, workshops, and events, and receive 24/7 guidance and support from our on-site Residence Life Staff. You'll grow and develop in a diverse community of artists, realize your full potential, and make friends that will last a lifetime!
 

Otis housing complex with pool

In one of Southern California's most desirable communities and only two blocks from Otis, Playa del Oro offers educational, cultural, social, and recreational opportunities, including convenient access to freeways, dining, beaches, shopping, and the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Owned and operated by Decron Properties, Playa del Oro's contemporary design creates a light and airy feel. Nestled a in dynamic canopy of lush flowers, tree and tropical plays are spas, a sparkling pool with barbeques, a fitness center, and a resident lounge.
How to Apply!
Step 1 Complete and submit and official OSHP application
   
Step 2 Submit an initial Security/Damage Deposit of $550.00 (USD)
 
 

You will be contacted if you have secured a space in the housing program. Priority is given to students currently residing in countries outside the U.S., out-of-state students, and those from Northern California. The priority Deadline is May 1. After May 1, space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are offered a space and decline, you forfeit your deposit. Deposits will be returned to those students who are not offered a space for the fall and/or spring semester. Housing confirmations will be sent out the week of May 11, 2015.  Additional information is available in Housing and Residence Life.

 

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