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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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Feb 18, 2015
Fine Arts Blog
Display of artist books by Fine Arts students Cinthia Lozano, Katherine Newman, Mohnsen Manzoor, Erin Watson,Students in Art and Publication, a course taught by Fine Arts Department faculty Holly Tempo, exhibited their artist book projects at the 2015 Los Angeles Art Book Fair, January 29-February 1.  The event, which attracted over 34,000 visitors, took place at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. “The art book fair was a lively, enriching, and [more]
Dec 18, 2014
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Dec 10, 2014
Fine Arts Blog
attachmentFine Arts senior Derek Corns will participate in a fundraising auction for Critical Resistance Los Angeles (CRLA) at The Underground Museum at 3508 W. Washington Blvd., LA on Sunday, December 14. The evening will start with a reception at 5 pm, performances at 6 pm, and DJ sets at 8 pm.  Information about the event:  [more]
Dec 1, 2014
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Marnie Weber as Spirit Girl poses with her monsters.
Photo by LeeAnn Nickel.Students in The Otherworld: A Performative Video Class, taught by artist Marnie Weber, donned costumes and performed at Jack Black’s Festival Supreme on October 25 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.  Otis Fine Arts students who participated in the event include David Klein, Sara Sheridan, Will Schaeffer, Benny Lamotte, Kate Newman, Nicholas Ramsey, and [more]
Nov 6, 2014
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"Double Portrait Camden Town", 2013London-based artist, Dexter Dalwood will be skyping with students in Marjan Hormozi’s Representational Painting: The Image, Concept and Craft of Figurative Painting course this Saturday, November 8 at 10 am.  The artist will talk to students about work in his upcoming solo show, London Paintings, at Simon Lee Gallery.  He will also discuss how he [more]
Oct 22, 2014
Fine Arts Blog
Daryl Carey (left) poses in front of his mural with Lil Cesar of the Air Force Crew.Fine Arts painting major Daryl Carey created a mural entitled Raising the Needle this fall at the  Hip Hop School of Arts in Pomona.  According to the artist: “This mural symbolizes the community coming together to preserve Hip Hop and promote something positive for the youth.  It has it’s general meaning about Hip Hop, but also [more]