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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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Apr 27, 2015
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FREE Preservation Week bookmarks now in the library … with tips on preserving specific types of material like comic books, electronic media, and photographs. During the week of April 26 through May 2, the American Library Association encourages libraries and other institutions to highlight what we can do, individually and in our communities, to preserve [more]
Apr 14, 2015
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cropped-vrc_banner21.jpgDear Otis Community, The Library is conducting assessment and could use your support in sharing your feedback about Library Services. The Visual Resources Center (VRC) would like to know how you find and use images for teaching/instruction/research to help us better serve your needs. Please take a moment and fill out the Image Use Survey. Take [more]
Apr 8, 2015
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Bookmaking Projects 2014Work from Fall 2014 BOOKMAKING PROJECTS CLASS is in the library vitrine through Sunday Apr. 12. Includes books by Frankie Hamersma, Alyssa Zack, Jonathan Duarte, Jamie Nichols, and Robyn Hwang.  
Apr 1, 2015
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dvds01-smAs discussed in an earlier post, the Library is paring down its collections in preparation for the move to our new space in 2016. We are now weeding VHS tapes and DVDs, beginning with the Feature Films, Literature and Television sections. Weeding Criteria: Videos that have not circulated in 3 years or more Videos that [more]
Feb 19, 2015
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Weeding - illustration from 12th C. French ManuscriptIt’s not what you weed—it’s what you leave. By the Library entrance, you may have noticed that there are many books being given away. That’s because in preparation for our move to a new space in 2016, we are weeding the collection. People sometimes get emotional about weeding in libraries. Just like with a garden, [more]
Jan 7, 2015
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26 gasoline stations cover2The College Book Art Association (CBAA) meets at Scripps College in Claremont, this weekend (January 9-10). Ed Ruscha will be the closing speaker Saturday evening and his artist’s book Twentysix Gasoline Stations will be discussed earlier in the day by a panel that includes Cynthia Marsh, former chair of our Communication Arts Dept. and now [more]